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I.C.E. UltraLite 

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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.





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

   •  Hangs suspended from the mane, not flat against the horse's hide

   •  Heat and flame resistant (see our FAQ page for more details)

   •  Red, Bright Yellow, Hot Orange, Hot Pink or Lime for high visibility

   •  Peace of mind during your area's wildfire or hurricane season

   •  Ride, turnout or use in camp  Excellent during transport  • Put another on your belt loop

   •  As long as the braid is intact, the UltraLite stays put



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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


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.

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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 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 regularly. 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. The type made for human hair works better than rubber bands, and is kinder to the hair.

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.

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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 have handled many equine crashes as a first responder in the past where we needed this info." 

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I.C.E. UltraLite is getting great reviews!

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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 uses our I.C.E. UltraLite on every ride.
In Sarah's words:
"It's perfect!"

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Show your other best friend some love, too!

 Click here for all the details about our I.C.E. Collar ID for dogs.
ALSO, it's a great tool for putting ID on your haltered horse.

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