Playing polo is an experience of a lifetime. One of the most memorable moments in this experience occurs when you approach a horse for the first time.
There are a few things to bear in mind before getting on a horse. The first one is to pay attention to the advice from petiseros. They take care of horses from the moment they are born. So, they know everything about them. Since they know how to check on the horses physical and emotional state, they will choose the right horse for you and help you understand his behavior.
When you meet your horse, the first thing you should do is to analyze their body language. This can give us a very clear picture of how they feel. For instance, if he is swishing his tail it means that he may be a bit impatient. The safer way to approach your horse is when his head and ears are looking at you. You can call him by his name to get his attention. When you notice that he has ears and eyes on you, it is time to approach his shoulder and put both your hands on it.
Horses are a polo player’s best friend. Follow these few tips to fully live this experience in the most safe and secure way.