A polo player will use the following equipment:
Riding Boots – that go up to the knee.
Spurs – used as a riding aid. These are optional.
Knee and elbow Pads – to protect a players knees and elbows in a ride off or hit of the ball
Mallet – traditionally made from a bamboo shaft and a Tipa wood head. Depending on the size of the horse they are between 49 and 53 inches in length. The ball is struck on the side of the head (unlike croquet).
Whip – used as a riding aid and not for punishment. This is optional.
Helmet – essentially a modified riding helmet. It has a wide brim so a player can dip their head and deflect a ball or mallet. It also might have a face guard made from thin steel bars.