I moved from Grass Valley and thought that FINALLY the fire scares every summer would be over.
But they weren’t.
Just yesterday, we had a huge fire that ran up our neighbor’s hill and was cresting our hill. The bombers came and dropped 3 loads of retardant and the firefighters bulldozed around the fire to contain it. Thank Horsegods that no animal nor human was hurt. No houses were burned. Just the land was charred… which is sad but it will come back stronger.
AS YOU KNOW, I’VE WRITTEN ABOUT SEVERAL PRODUCTS THAT WOULD HELP IF YOU NEEDED TO SET YOUR HORSES FREE DURING AN EMERGENCY…
I’ve been so concerned about having to release my horses during a fire because when there was a fire in Grass Valley, the fire department closed off our nearby streets and said we were basically on our own. The animals would have to be released.
So, I started hunting for ID systems. I looked for ID tags and leg ID wraps and hoof paints or hide paints…
But I think I have found the best idea of all. The ManeStay.
THE MANESTAY. You can put it in quickly and trust that it will stay!
OK, when I was at the Western States Horse Expo, I saw this new product called the ManeStay. I didn’t write about it because manufacturing was just starting. But now it is ready! And I have 1. But I need 12. So I’m ordering more.
Here is how it works:
Fill out the protected ID portion of the ManeStay.
Twist a piece of hair (mane or tail) just like you twisted your hair while sitting in your desk in grammar school.
Push up the hook of the ManeStay.
Put the hair in the hook and release.
Tug at the ManeStay to make sure you got it in there correctly.
I DID IT WITH ANNIE, NORMA AND DODGER – 3 different types of mane hair. And, MY OWN HAIR.
OK, so I used my ManeStay on Annie (regular, straight mane), Norma (donkey) and Dodger (curly, thick mane). It worked on them all!
I even put it in my super fine hair and it stayed. So, I guess, theoretically, you could put it in your kid’s hair or Granny’s, if they wander off. You might get questioned by the authorities, but just sayin’… it works. (They do have a clip-on version for saddles or belt loops of kids and grannies!)
Sierra View Ranch and I.C.E. products now have plenty in stock!
$20 each. Money well spent. You don’t want to face an emergency and wish you had one.