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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64 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 4:30 After a pounding period, the pony is washed down and given a liniment bath. 5:30 pm. After the game is over and the ponies have been cooled off, they are led to the van and shipped back to the stable. 9 p.m. Repairing the damage. The real test of a groom is keeping the pony on four legs. This man is doctoring a bad cut received during the game. 9:30 p.m. Almost four hours after the game, the tack man is still washing and polishing up the last saddle. 10 p.m. Cooled out, dressed, bandaged and fed with a hearty sup- per, the mount is put to bed in his roomy box stall. 10:30 And so to bed! After a long and exciting day of polo and responsibility, the groom is glad to undress and hit the hay.

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