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Common Polo Misconceptions

The sport of polo has been around centuries, dating all the way back to the 6th century. When something has been around that long, it’s not uncommon for people to develop misconceptions about that thing. It’s hard to blame someone for having these misconceptions if...

Caring for a Polo Horse

If you're looking to get involved in polo, your relationship with your horse is obviously going to be one of the most important things to work on. While polo is a strenuous sport that requires all parties involved to be fit, smart, and agile, not everyone knows what...

Fast Facts About Polo

Polo is a smaller sport that's gaining ground in the United States. Although many people are intimidated by polo, it's a surprisingly accessible and family-friendly sport. Most people associate polo with wealth and even royalty. In reality, it's one of the most...

Getting Better at Polo

Polo is a global sport. Though it's not as high-profile as sports like soccer or basketball, it has a foothold in almost every country that was once a part of the British Empire. There are plenty of polo players in places like the US and Canada. There are also several...

The Best Horses For Polo

Polo has evolved a great deal over the years. The game seems to have been invented in what today is Iran. Originally, there was actually a height limit for polo horses. Manipuri ponies at 13.2 hands in height were considered ideal for this sport for years. However, as...

Proper Hydration for the Polo Player

No matter what sport or physical activity a person is pursuing, it is vital that proper hydration be maintained. If a person loses too much water from the body, there can be serious repercussions. Those who become severely dehydrated run the risk of suffering from...

Training a Polo Pony

Polo is an exciting sport to watch and participate in. Polo ponies and their riders race around the pitch. Riders carrying a long mallet strike the ball to send it down the field and in to the opposing team's goal. The polo ponies go full out for each chukker. The key...