FOUR FOUNDATIONS OF POLO PONY TRAINING
Emphasis is placed on the horse as an individual as it moves through the Four Foundations of Polo Pony Training designed to develop both mind and body. We use training methods that focus on communication between horse and rider, minimizing the use of aids, so that she understands what is being asked of her in a simple and straightforward manner.
The first foundational skills for a future polo pony are the Basic Skills of forward movement, stopping, turning, balance and lead changes.
After a horse is comfortable enough with the Basic Skills, we move on to Polo Skills. These include neck reining, introducing the mallet, bumping and schooling in pairs.
A solid foundation in Green Polo is essential to ensure a horse is comfortably acclimated to the flow of a polo game as well as the rider’s requests during a game.
The continued schooling and fitness of made polo ponies is the foundation of a solid string that will improve any player’s game on the field and bring years of rewarding polo.