Polo is probably one of the oldest sports that exist. It has many characteristics that make it unique. In today’s post we will share with you some peculiarities that you probably did not know about it.
The polo ball is made of wood or plastic and must always be white, it cannot be another color.
The groom is the person who takes care of the horses, the physical caregiver and of course their trainer. For every 5 horses that the polo player has, there is a groom.
The tail of a polo horse is braided and always tied to prevent the hair from clinging to the heels of the competitors during the development of the game.
The only referee without a horse is known as Thirdman. He is located outside the field and only acts when the two referees in the game cannot agree.
In polo there is no tie. When the two teams are tied, an additional chukker must be played. The first team to score a goal is the one that wins.
The polo mallet is always in the rider’s right hand. Even left-handed players must comply with this rule.
It is considered that each polo player must have at least 4 horses, to rotate them during a match and not get too tired. Thus, in total, 16 horses per team will be present at the match and at least 12 will be used. This means that adding the 2 teams there are 32 horses present and approximately 24 of them are used.
Without a doubt, polo has an infinity of peculiarities to learn. So, do not hesitate, call your friends and join us to discover it on our Polo Day!