Carbon fibre and ballistic nylon are used in these over-reach boots by Dalmar providing superior injury prevention from accidental strikes.
Before fitting ensure that the horse's legs and the insides of the boots are clean and free from stones or dirt.
While holding the protective panel against the bulb of the heel, close the hook and hoop fasteners and press down firmly.
The fasteners wraps anti-clockwise around the left side leg and clockwise around the right leg, like traditional bandages. When applied correctly the brand labels should be facing forward.
When applied correctly the boots should not be free to slide up or down or rotate around the leg during use. If the boot appears loose reapply it putting greater tension on the fastener.
When in use the hook and hoop fastener should be smooth, pressed down firmly and there should be little or no space for dirt to enter between the boot and the horse's hoof.
The Manufacture: Dalmar Horse Boots Ireland. Manufactures of the World's most technologically advanced horse boots for the effective prevention of lower leg injury in horses.
Dalmar has applied the benefits of the latest materials technology transferred from the Formula One and Aerospace industries to give maximum protection to your horse with minimum weight constraint.
Dalmar horse boots range includes horse boots for the specific needs of equestrian disciplines including eventing, racing and show jumping.
Care InstructionsTo Clean
Horseware did take on board some comments that we received previously and examined a proportionate amount of the boots that presented issues. In the majority of those cases, the boots were found to be very worn on the inside and when a hard impact was made, the strike plate absorbed the shock and force of the impact, and in some cases, broke in the process. Due to the high level of wear on the inside of the boot, it may have been possible that the edge of the strike plate, whether broken or not, was able to rub the horses leg. We would never recommend continued use of a boot that has suffered wear on the inside. Note: The new design has a light neoprene lining to help prevent excessive wear on the inside of the boot.
The strike plate is not designed to never break as the force of impact has to be absorbed in some way. However we have made improvements to parts of the boot including the strike plate as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping our products fresh. If your horse suffers a severe impact that shatters the strike plate, it will not affect his leg if the inside of the boot is well maintained.
5 stars I was amazed at how quickly I received these boots as I expected the usual 3-5 days for delivery. I put my order in on a Tuesday and received the boots on Wednesday - now that's service. As for the boots, I have had such good recommendations about them so I decided to try a pair for our young event horse. They are excellent quality and a perfect fit, don't chaff and are so secure, which incidentally has been a main concern with other makes. Definitely value for money.
Ruth April 2014
5 stars I first bought a pair of these overreach boots when my horse had injured herself and was wearing heart bar shoes... this is my third pair. The others have been worn out!
Natasha March 2014
5 stars Great product, completes my full set of Dalmar XC boots. Great, affordable price. Great service from Equestrian Haus, fast postage and great to have a seller that post internationally.
Susan September 2013
5 stars These boots are awesome.. ! I now have the full set of Dalmar SJ boots (tendon and fetlock) and Aircooled XC boots all of which I am very happy with. The overreach boots were last on the list and I am very pleased with them. They are durable, easy to clean and have stood up to an event so far ....
Ellen June 2013
5 stars good quality well shaped overreach boots. fast delivery with good communication.
Raewyn June 2013
Material: Carbon fibre
Carbon fibre reinforced plastic is made from long thin sheets of graphite-like carbon packed to form a fibre and a resin. It has the highest specific tensile strength of all the reinforced materials, and it has a high strength to weight ratio and low coefficient of thermal expansion. The density of carbon fibre is also vastly lower than the density of steel.
Carbon fibre takes the form of several thousand long, thin strands of material which are mostly composed of carbon atoms.
Carbon Fibre Strike Protection
In the event of an accidental strike the force of the impact is distributed over the entire length of the boot and immediately deflected away from the horses Flexor Tendons and Suspensory Ligaments.