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    Default Dalmar & Tri-Zone Boots - Thoughts?

    I'm looking at getting the Dalmar eventer boots or the Tri-Zone boots for XC - does anyone have any or have any thoughts on them?

    Thanks



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    Try doing a search on the topic! I was looking for very large hind boots and the topic came up about size and fit.



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    Default DALMARS!!

    I had the Tri-Zone boots first and the back boots rubbed my horse raw. I had no issues with the front boots.

    I then bought the Dalmars and they are the best boots! They look great and clean great! They do not rub.



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    How is the protection on the Dalmar boots?

    Thanks guys!



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    I have the tri-zones. Haven't tried them XC yet, but they were a bit snug on my big-boned WB mare (I bought them on eBay, so no return), but doable. My thing is the bulk upgrading from the neoprene Woof boots I'd been using - they're HUGE...
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    I broke down and bought the Dalmars at Rolex after talking to the Bit of Britain folks. They were very helpful.
    I LOVE these boots! They have what I call a strike plate at the front and back. They breathe and are quite flexible, with great coverage. They do not hold water. I got the largest as my pony is quite stout in the leg area. They fit him, although a tiny bit small in back, and my trainer can also use them on her much smaller boned TB. They are very pricey, but frankly I don't plan on having to buy another set of boots ever. My trainer has been very impressed with the quality of these and now wants a set for herself. I think we will end up sharing for a while due to the $$.



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    Love my Dalmars. Great protection, long lasting, light and don't hold water. I did not like the fit of the Tri-Zone nearly as well.
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    Thanks guys! I believe i'm going to go with the Dalmars!



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    Also bought the Dalmars at Rolex and have been very pleased with them.
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    Default sizing

    What size Dalmars would y'all recommend for a 16.2 hand TB that is not particularly fine boned?



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    The feedback in the UK is beware of Dalmars. Several horses have had nasty injuries in them when the carbon fibre guards have shattered.

    This is a thread on this problem. One forum user wrote that it severed their horses tendon and wrote off $50k worth of horse . There is a photo of a shattered one.

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forum...ghlight=Dalmar
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