A standard specimen of the Argentine Polo breed must have certain basic characteristics: average height of 1.56 meters, weight between 400 and 500 kilograms, thick and muscular build, strong bone structure, fine and pointed ears, a wide and broad forehead, and long and elegant neck, among others. The morphology of this animal is achieved after years of hard work and preparation, where a great deal of professionalism is required.
In Argentina, around five thousand offspring are registered every year, to which should be added another 2,500 that represent the foals that are not registered. How long is breeding a horse? It takes seven years from the time the animal is bred until it is ready to be exported.
The dressage process usually takes a little more than half a year, which is the basic time needed to be able to ride and perform disciplines with an equine. At the age of six, the mare begins to play light tournaments, so that at the age of seven, she begins to compete with greater demands.
For a mare to be able to compete at high levels of demand, she must be cared for and trained for a long time.