For Every Problem There is a Solution


Here at Protequus®, we are passionate about horses and working day and night to tackle some of the most significant ailments afflicting horses of all disciplines. Born from respect for these majestic animals and frustration with the status quo, we are dedicated to the ideation, creation, and commercialization of value-add solutions for the protection of horses. 

Our first solution, NIGHTWATCH®, not only has the potential to save the lives of many horses, but also transform how we think about health & wellness monitoring in companion animals and livestock.

THE PROBLEM: Equine Distress



Nearly 40% of the estimated 7.2 million horses in the United States are used for performance (ie, racing and showing), which means nearly 2.9 million horses are at increased risk for developing colic, getting cast, or experiencing other forms of distress. Unfortunately, signs of distress can be elusive and often occur overnight while horse are unsupervised, which results in delayed intervention. Delayed intervention is a negative prognostic factor that has dire impact on survival and quality-of-life outcomes. 

To address this problem, Protequus® has developed NIGHTWATCH®, a revolutionary IoT-enabled device that acts as an early warning system for horses whereby caretakers are alerted via text, phone call, and email at the first signs of colic and other forms of equine distress, such as being cast and foaling. 

NIGHTWATCH® offers peace-of-mind protection so you can sleep easier and intervene sooner.





NIGHTWATCH® is the World's first smart halter™ designed to alert you via text, phone call, and email at the early signs of danger/distress in your horse, such as colic, being cast, and foaling. This revolutionary patent-protected IoT-enabled device monitors real-time data on your horse’s vital signs and behaviors, works across 3G/cellular and WiFi networks, offers GPS tracking, and leverages artificial intelligence/machine learning to adapt to your horse over time for maximum precision and benefit. 

Horse owners, caretakers, and veterinarians alike can gain access to real-time insight and historical information, including your horse's EDI® (Equine Distress Index®) score, is available on-demand 24/7 from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.


The light weight all-natural leather crown of each NIGHTWATCH® breakaway halter is non-invasively embedded with a flexible, water- and dust-resistant enclosure that houses ~2.0 ounces of electronics, making it safe and comfortable for long-term use on your horse in a variety of conditions overnight and while away.


NIGHTWATCH® complies with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, and further ensures compliance with Industry Canada (IC) license-exempt RSS standards, PTCRB/CTIA certification standards, and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 60950 product safety standards.

Strategic Partners

Protequus® is proud to offer NIGHTWATCH® for horses domiciled in the United States and Canada (other countries in the near future), and is aggressively working in collaboration with several strategic partners to deliver unprecedented results and value. Each partner is a recognized leader within their respective fields of electrical engineering, artificial intelligence, and leather craftsmanship.

Our partners include Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY), NRGXP (Rochester, NY), and Freedman’s (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).