How experienced a rider do you need to be?
The riding aids in polo are quite different from traditional English riding, however the polo ponies are kind and forgiving. We welcome riders and non-riders for polo lessons. Clients never cease to be amazed by how responsive the ponies are.
How big are the polo ponies?
Traditionally polo ponies were under 15hh and of Argentine origins (quarter horse X Gaucho pony). As the game has developed and RoR (Retraining of Racehorses) has become more important in the industry, thoroughbreds are now the most common breed. So 16hh ‘polo ponies’ are not uncommon. The little ponies are very nifty, while thoroughbreds have increased the pace of the game. Participants need to be fit and suitable for these fine horses, in the interest of their welfare.