I got the ManeStay for hurricanes or camping, and I also got the lightweight ones (UltraLite) to put on my saddles. Had an incident last week when my horse lost his footing and we went down. I couldn't keep hold of the reins and as he ran off (luckily to a nice bush to eat), I thought to myself, this is why I ordered my I.C.E. products. -- Heidi
All 5 colors of the I.C.E. UltraLite.
TRAVEL • RIDE • CAMP • TURNOUT
• KEEP ID ON YOUR EQUINE FOR YOUR AREA'S
SEASON OF NATURAL DISASTERS
I.C.E. UltraLite was inspired by competitive trail riders who want to keep their emergency contact information securely attached to their horse for the entire ride weekend. The UltraLite also provides an excellent method of keeping ID on a horse for a longer period, such as during hurricane or wildfire season.
Aluminum carabiner for durability and light weight
Weighs less than 3/4 ounce
Clips through a mane braid
Red, Bright Yellow, Hot Orange, Hot Pink or Lime for high visibility
Stays secure for the entire competition . . . for the weekend or season
Ride, turnout or use in camp • Put another on your belt loop
As long as the braid is intact, the UltraLite stays put
We recommend including an
out-of-state phone number
in case local phone service
has been compromised.
To purchase the
I.C.E. UltraLite, visit
our Dealers page. You may also purchase by clicking on these photos.
Already have an I.C.E. UltraLite or any one of our other products and
NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION ON YOUR I.C.E. FORM?
We'll send you a weatherproof label to place over the old info. Writing your new contact details with a Sharpie® will ensure it's permanent and waterproof as before.
Contact us to request this update label.
NOTE: A braid made with small sections of hair is preferred, for the purpose of staying tight and keeping UltraLite secure. Our three horses are wearing their UltraLites full time this fire season, and with the smaller braids--as shown in the above photos--they are holding tighter and longer than ever. We're also putting an elastic at the top of the braid for added security.
Remember to check your horse's braid frequently and inspect the elastics for any signs of wear or weakness. It's a good idea to re-braid the hair and re-attach UltraLite once a week for optimum results. (I left Rio's UltraLite alone for four weeks as a test, and it was still very secure in the braid, but I rebraided it anyway with new elastics for my own peace of mind.)
When you've been told that a natural disaster is heading your way, and you've got time to put a single braid in each of your equines' manes, the I.C.E. UltraLite will provide you a no-halter-needed way to securely attach emergency contact info to their manes. If your horse's mane isn't long enough to braid, please see our ManeStay page.
If you're in an area with a season of wildfires or other natural disasters, consider keeping an UltraLite on each animal full-time during that season. It's what we do, and it gives us peace of mind knowing our three horses can be immediately identified.
We recommend using two elastic bands (top and bottom) on each braid. Be diligent about checking the integrity of the braid daily. Be sure to replace the elastic before it shows wear or weakness. For best results, use fine elastics as opposed to thick, bulky style elastics.
In extreme weather conditions such as hurricane or tornado, you may also wish to finish the braid with duct tape to ensure the braid stays intact. Duct tape will not slide off the braid as an elastic may do.
Freshly re-braided with Rio's I.C.E. UltraLite re-attached. It's dusty on the outside, but just like new on the inside.
I.C.E. UltraLite is getting great reviews!
Because I tie to my trailer with a breakaway halter, I decided to get one of the mane clips (I.C.E. UltraLite) for my NATRC rides. It stayed in great all weekend (through several head shakes and a bucking fit...) and didn't damage her mane at all! Here we are going down the trail at the Music Meadows ride in Westcliffe, CO, I.C.E. clip (UltraLite) in place!
Sarah Rinne, executive director of NATRC (North American Trail Ride Conference), is competing in 16 rides during 2017. She's been using UltraLite on every ride in Tate's braid for over a year now.
In Sarah's words:
2018 UPDATE: Sarah and Tate successfully finished the grueling 100-miles in 24 hours Tevis Cup here in Auburn, California on July 28-29. Congratulations to you both. TO FINISH IS TO WIN!