THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE POLO HAS VERY INTO ACCOUNT SAFETY. THE RIDER’S TEAM IS COMPOSED BY THE WHITE TROUSERS AND TEAM T-SHIRT, HELMET, BOOTS, KNEES, SPURELIN, TACO, GLOVES, FUSTA.
– Deck: It is made of a bamboo stick and a wooden head. There is also graphite. The length can vary between 119 and 137 cm.
– Ball: It is made of plastic, although formerly they were made of wood. They have a diameter between 7.6 and 8.9 cm. And it weighs between 99 and 127.5 grams.
Horse Equipment: the saddle must be comfortable for both the rider and the horse since the weight of the rider on the horse must be distributed in a balanced way. Therefore, it is recommended for the practice of polo, the use of a blanket that not only dampens the contact between the saddle and the horse’s back, but also absorbs the sweat of the horse, thus helping to avoid the sliding of the saddle . A Petral is also often used to prevent the saddle from moving backwards.
As for the Webbing, its correct placement is essential for the safety of the rider. Some players consider it very important to also wear an Overjack because of the security it offers when playing, since if the cinch were cut, the mount would be held by the overjacket.
To protect the horse from blows that could lead to injuries, the limbs are protected with bandages carefully placed before each match.