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THE POLO PLAYER


1 THE PLAYER
Players are rated from -2 to 10 goals. Minus 2 is a beginner and 10 goals represents the best in the world.
2 POLO WHIP
Used from time to time in long runs down field.

3 DRAW REINS
Pulley design from head to girth allows the player more control in steering the pony.
4 POLO BREECHES
Regulation White Polo Breeches - double-seated traditional and functional for polo.
5 KNEE PADS
Provides player's knees protection from bumps and balls.
6 POLO RIDING BOOTS
Provides additional protection for the player's lower leg.
7 MALLET
Made of bamboo cane with hardwood head. Head bevelled on one end to allow for full swing flush to the ground. Mallet shaft is highly flexible and can make a complete arc under the pony's neck or tail when swung hard. Mallets range in length from 48 to 54 inches to accommodate the player's swing and size of the pony.
8 HELMET
Hard surface lined and strapped, the helmet provides its wearer maximum protection against spills and swinging mallets.

 




POLO PONY AND EQUIPMENT

1 POLO PONY
May be a thoroughbred or part thoroughbred, part quarter horse. Selected for their agility, speed, endurance, and intelligence.
2 CLIPPED MANE
Eliminates interference of pony's mane with the player's rein hand.
3 POLO SADDLE
Leather construction with stirrups. Differs from the jumping saddle, which has extra pads, and from the western saddle's horn mount.
4 BRAIDED TAIL
Allows less interference with swinging mallets.
5 BANDAGES
Protective wraps used for support.
6 BREAST PLATE
Used to secure the saddle forward.
7 POLO MARTINGALE
Used to inhibit the horse's head from raising up and hitting the rider.
8 BRIDLE
This series of strapping and supports gives the player the ability to steer and stop the pony.

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