A Polo Pony is prepared in the following way.
The mane is removed – this is so a players view is unobstructed around the neck.
Studs – are placed in both rear shoes to provide extra grip.
Bandages – are applied to all four legs to provide extra support and protection.
Overreach boots – are placed on the front feet to protect the hoof.
The tail is taped up – so it doesn’t interfere with the stick.
A Polo Bridle is put on the horses head. This has a standing martingale and two sets of reigns. The bit used tends to be a Gag or a Pelham.
The Polo Saddle – is put on the horses back. The saddle doesn’t have knee rolls and the pommel is low to allow the rider to position themselves forward on the horse.
A Breastplate – is put on the saddle to stop it slipping back.
An Surcingle – is put around the saddle to help stabilise it and as a back up in case the girth breaks.
And ready to enjoy your Polo Holidays at Argentina Polo Day!