Horses are the heart of polo. They are very well cared for and get lots of recognition – there is always a “Best Playing Pony” award. They are called ponies not for their size, but for their agility.
I think polo ponies have the most fun. They get to hang out in large herds, they get to play an exciting game at their level of fitness, and they get time off in between games and seasons.
Think GREEN. Polo ponies require lots of open space for pasture and fields for practicing and playing polo.
Think WORK. The players who own or lease polo ponies employ lots of people including farmers, veterinarians, dentists, farriers, saddle, bridle and boot makers, tack shop owners, photographers and writers, caterers, truck and trailer manufacturers, air transportation services, barn, fence, field and arena builders, professional polo players, trainers, breeders, club managers and grooms. And bloggers like me!
Polo ponies and people are very good to dogs, too.