Start by completing the I.C.E. form using
an ultra fine point Sharpie® brand marker.
Including an out-of-state phone number is a
good idea in case local service is compromised.
You can purchase the correct Sharpie® here:
Circle Yes or No to let first responders know if
your equine is microchipped. This can potentially save precious time spent scanning for a nonexistent chip.
PLEASE DO NOT attempt to attach ManeStay to a braid. It relies on loose, flexible UNbraided hair that can be drawn FULLY inside the ManeStay body. Attaching to a braid will NOT make a secure connection to the hair.
With 2 fingers holding ManeStay, use the thumb to press the plunger. This exposes ManeStay's hook.
Take a section of mane hair, hold it taut, then lay the ManeStay hook onto the hair. Release the plunger.
Be sure you see a "U" bend in the hair which occurs when the hair is fully drawn inside. Tug on the strap to fully "seat" ManeStay in place.
Best placement is in upper 1/3 of the mane and 10 inches from the ears. This way it's high on the body yet it won't bump the ears when the equine's head is down.
Although ManeStay doesn't require a long mane to make a secure attachment, it does need enough length to be fully drawn inside and to create a "U" bend in the hair.
If you're unable to achieve this with your equine's mane, ManeStay can be used in the tail as an alternative.
Be sure to tug on the strap to "seat" ManeStay.
NOTE: The coarseness of your animal's mane or tail hair will determine the amount of hair that can be placed inside ManeStay and still make a secure attachment.
We encourage you to practice attaching ManeStay right away, not when faced with an emergency.
Show others how to use it in case you're not present when emergency strikes.
Please note ManeStay is not designed for everyday use. If you wish to keep ID on your horse longer term, please consider our I.C.E. UltraLite which hooks through a mane braid.
Already have a ManeStay 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.
ManeStay IS NOT A TOY. PLEASE KEEP IT OUT OF CHILDREN'S HANDS TO AVOID INJURED FINGERS!
Its powerful spring puts 40 lbs. of pressure on the hair which presents a Pinch Risk.