Spanish words for polo are useful not only to understand this exciting sport, but also to get a deeper insight into the Argentine culture. Today we will discover some of them.
Banderillero: One of the authorities in the field. It is located behind the wicker and with a pennant mark if the goal was effective or not.
Bocha: The ball played by the players. It Is high impact plastic or wood, measures between 78 and 80 millimeters and weighs between 120 and 135 grams.
Cogote: A blow made under the horses neck.
Mimbres: The columns that, with a separation of 7.3 meters, determine the goals. They are built to be easily destroyed in case of collisions, so as not to hurt the horses or the riders.
Petisero: The caretaker and trainer of the polo Horses
Petisos: Name that the polo horses receives. Argentine petisos are sought all over the world.
Taco: A bamboo rod, flexible, with which the players drive the ball. It measures around 130 centimeters. According to the height of the horse, tacos of different lengths can be used.