Carbon fibre is used providing superior injury prevention from accidental impacts in these lightweight front boots designed specially for speed classes. The patented Aircooling system prevents overheating, a common problem with most boots.
Tip : Want to gain an edge in a jump off round, swop over your open front showjumping boots for these speed boots.
These boots have large Velcro straps therefore fit is not usually a problem
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.
Alexandra November 2013
LESLIE June 2011
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.