Polo Players Edition

OCT 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 63 3 p.m. On the picket line at the field, the groom tests the bridle, bit and martingale of each pony. 3:15 p.m. Here's a necessary bit of precaution to protect against strains and hard knocks—the mounts' legs are wrapped. 3:30 pm. Tails are braided and tied up to prevent the possibility of a mallet getting tangled up. The next picture shows everything ready for the boss to come. 3:45 pm. Saddles up. The final step in fitting out the string not long before the whistle will blow. 3:50 The final powwow. Mr. Whitney checking up with his head groom as to the order in which the ponies are to play. 4:15 During the game. At each end of the field, a groom is sta- tioned with a spare pony and mallet in case the player needs them quickly.

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