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How Hard is Polo to Play? A Look at the Demands of the Sport

Polo is a fast-paced and strategic game, with players often having to manage their horses as they try to chase after and hit a ball. It must be a challenging game to play with all that’s going on at once, but I’m amazed by how easy these riders make this demanding sport seem. So is …

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Horse Polo Equipment: Everything You Need to Play!

When you watch polo players zooming across the field, you likely don’t give much thought to the sport’s equipment. But when leaving a recent match, that was precisely what popped into my mind, what equipment does a person need to play polo? Equipment used to play horse polo includes a saddle, mallet, and helmet, all …

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Is Playing Polo Expensive? a Breakdown of the Costs to Play.

From my experience, I know owning and caring for a horse is expensive, and during a polo match, players use multiple horses. While watching teams swap out their horses, I began to wonder, how expensive is this sport? Playing polo is expensive; the cost of a trained horse, plus its upkeep, puts polo out of …

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How Is Polo Played? Rules, Concepts, and Equipment Needed.

When I took my wife to her first polo game, she had a blast but didn’t really pay attention to the game’s rules or strategy. At her second match, she wanted to know more about the nuances of the game. So I thought an article on how polo is played might benefit others as well. …

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Which Countries Play Polo, and Who Is the Best?

Polo has traditionally been seen as a royal sport, an escape for the super-wealthy, but is now rapidly gaining new audiences thanks to investments from new-money enthusiasts and everyday folk who find it more accessible.  Polo is played in almost every country in Europe, North America, and many South American countries, with interest growing in …

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