I saw an ad for "Emergency Fetlock ID Bands" in the magazine "Equus". It states that the band is one-inch wide, and can be embroidered with your phone number. It's "secured around a fetlock with a hood-and-loop overlay and can withstand up to 5,500 pounds of pressure before breaking."
Now, I like the idea of having something visible on a loose horse, but I would think that having something that "can withstand up to 5,500 pounds of pressure before breaking" would be more dangerous than anything. After all, if your horse is loose, then they're probably running around god knows what, and could get the darn thing caught on something.
They've also got collars that are essentially the same thing, with varying strength ("breaking strength is from 1,400 to 5,500 pounds").
This just doesn't seem like a good idea to me.
Anybody else have experience with these? Thoughts? Concerns? Rants? Lol!