Any player should consider seriously to have the right equipment for him/her and the horses and respect the rules.
Polo Player Gear:
Polo is one of the fastest and most exciting team sport in the world. Because of this, it can be quite dangerous and therefore, requires a lot of protectice gear!
Helmet: tested by NOSCAE standards to ensure safety
Boots: different from regular riding boot: thicker to prevent injury and provide protection
Knee pads: very important safety gear- protects kneefrom other players, balls, mallets. –protects during “ride off” when your knee has direct contact with other player or horse
Elbow pads: also very important protection. A newer, more recent addition to polo gear to protect the ball or mallet from hitting you in the elbow
Eye protection: Shatter-proof lenses, so protects from mallet and ball. Can be polarized or clear (weather decides). Also prevents dirt from entering the eyes.