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post #1 of 8 Old 03-23-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Emergency Fetlock ID Bands

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!
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-23-2013, 09:54 PM
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Hmm, I wouldn't want one on my horse. Especially on the fetlock, way too easy to get stuck. And around the neck? No thanks. Honestly with our darling accidents on hooves I don't think there is a 'safe' way to secure an ID tag unless you want to tag an ear like they do cows and even then it can still get caught... just easier to rip out (gross). Visible quick ID = branding.
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Sounds like a good idea. But its not really. I can see too many accidents with it. I'd rather microchip my horse.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-23-2013, 11:36 PM
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I read that in emergency put your number on there hoof with permanent pen

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-24-2013, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by loveduffy View Post
I read that in emergency put your number on there hoof with permanent pen
An excellent idea.

I have seen cattle ear tags (permanent marker used to put info on) braided into the mane.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-24-2013, 12:59 AM
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If I have to catch a loose horse that I don't know, the last thing I am going to do is try to handle feet to get a phone number. I don't know that horse, and I know way too many that have despicable foot manners. I am not getting my face kicked off.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-24-2013, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by loveduffy View Post
I read that in emergency put your number on there hoof with permanent pen

The only thing is when you are faced with an emergency I'm sure you won't think to just hop off your horse and write on its hoof. Especially if the horse won't stand still. Like LadyDreamer said, I dont want to get kicked in the face.

Horses are scared of two things. Things that move and things that don't
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-24-2013, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I would be a bit wary to pick up an unknown horse's foot as well...

If you get close enough to read the band, you've probably captured the horse. So identifying the horse by scanning for a microchip is probably just as easy, provided that you have access to a scanner, somewhere.

Branding is a quick and easy way to distinguish something about a horse, but there are just too many horse ranches with too many brands. One of my horses is branded, and I swear! I CANNOT find out who the brand represents! But she came from the southwest, too, so I might never find out.
Or you could just brand your phone number on their butt! Too bad if you change numbers though!
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