Most don’t understand the “Polo Lifestyle”, I will give you a glimpse of this most wonderful way of life of High goal polo players come from generations of playing polo descendants. It is next to impossible for a player to become a high goaler if his family is not involved as professionals in the equestrian industry. Some are descendants of the leading saddle makers, others are family of equine veterinarians , some of leading mallet makers, many leading thoroughbred breeders and trainers and even famous tack and apparel brand founders.
Most polo players begin their day meeting with their veterinarians and grooms to obtain the condition report of their horses. Depending whether the ponies are being played in a game later in the day or not the exercise schedule is set. The grooms take the ponies out in sets, they sit on one and take three on either side.
Professional players practice in the afternoons on private fields either working alone, in company or practice games. Most high goalers have siblings that play, this obviously helps them in practice and with their string of ponies. The advantage of a team having brothers playing throughout their careers together is insurmountable, they are used to each others style, weakness and strengths. Most importantly, they feel where they are positioned on the field at all times.
Most players will spend the evenings on their Haciendas with their families, sharing the best wines and meats. Much of their lifestyle is surrounded with their ponies and families. It is a country tradition with the finest values of the outdoors, family and premium meats. Commercial games are played on sponsored fields. News, photos, results and all features may be obtained on the leading Polo site www.polopony.com.