Polo like every sport has its rules. Today we will share with you the 10 polo fundamentals.
1. Taco: The polo taco is always in the right hand. Even left-handed players must comply with this rule. The size of the taco (50 to 54 inches, about 1.30 m) is often proportional to the size of the horse.
2. Ball: the polo ball is made of wood or plastic, always white, white, and must weigh between 120 and 130 grams. Its diameter is 76 to 89 mm.
3. Petisero: He is the person who takes care of the horses, his companion in everyday life, his physical trainer, and even his coach.
4. Tail: The tail of a polo horse is braided, bent and tied, which prevents the hairs from clinging to competitors’ studs.
5. Thirdman: The “third man” is the only referee without a horse. It is always off the field.
6. Court: A polo field is 270 meters long and 145 meters wide. It can contain about five soccer fields.
7. Chukker: The Chukker is a period of a game (7 minutes). A polo match has a minimum of four and a maximum of eight chukkers.
8. Players: A polo team consists of four players: the number one is the attacker, the number 2 of the attacking midfielder, number 3 and number 4 the defending pivot or the back.
9. Golden Goal: When at the end of the polo match, the two teams are tied, an additional chukker is played. The first team to convert a goal is the winner and the match is over.
10. Line!: Often shouted out, this is the basic rule of polo. When a player hits the ball, the imaginary line that was created between him and the ball is his. There is a formal prohibition (foul) for the opponent to cut the line. The runner created by the line between the two players is impenetrable.