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  1. #1
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    Default Dalmar vs Premier Equine boots?

    Quite a few in my group have the PE boots because, I believe, they were cheaper when they bought them.
    http://www.smartpakequine.com/premie...ots-9026p.aspx

    Now it seems the Dalmar's are less expensive, but not by much.
    http://www.bitofbritain.com/Dalmar_E...ont_p/3071.htm

    Which are the better boots? Compare please?



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    I've read on here about a terrible accident involving the strike plate on a Dalmar shattering and causing a career-endung injury. Might search that. It would be enough for me to make a choice between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxChaser View Post
    I've read on here about a terrible accident involving the strike plate on a Dalmar shattering and causing a career-endung injury. Might search that. It would be enough for me to make a choice between the two.
    Oh my!
    $25 difference in a complete set < horse being out forever...
    I need to go check that out...
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    I have used both. Both companies make some different weights, thicknesses, etc. so be sure you are comparing like to like. That said, Dalmar uses carbon fiber for their strike protection. I too have heard the story of it splintering (on the other hand, have used Dalmars heavily for 12 years with no trouble). Premier uses polycarbonate, which is shatter resistant. I have also used premiers and like them fine. I also definitely like the premier hinds much better as the hind Dalmars have had a wonky fastening system. I do love the single piece velcro closure for the front Dalmars.
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    I don't have the dalmar's but really like my premier's. I ordered directly from their website and they often have sales. Love their air cooled brushing boots as well!



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    Shatterproof pretty well seals the deal for me!



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    I have a full set of PE's and love them! The rear ones don't fit my mare as well as the front's but that is just her crazy fitting issue that I have with all her rear boots.

    But they clean up great, and seems to be wearing really well. I took them to the VA Starter Trials in March where it rained on XC schooling all day and got them top to bottom muddy, but there was no mud/grit/muck underneath when I took them off and they cleaned up with just a little scrubbing.
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