The polo saddle is designed especially for the game of polo. It has a flat seat with long, reasonably straight saddle flaps. This design enables the rider a longer leg position but is more forward than that of a dressage saddle.
What type of saddle is used for polo?
We use English-style saddles (similar to those used by showjumpers), which have flat flaps and reinforced trees (internal frames). This is because, unlike Western saddles, this shallow-seated style of saddle allows players to move around easily, pivoting to play different shots while keeping the legs secure.
What does a polo saddle look like?
Polo Saddle – It has a flat seat with long, reasonably straight saddle flaps. This design enables the rider a longer leg position but is more forward than that of a dressage saddle. Under the rider’s leg, there is minimal padding, giving them maximum freedom of motion throughout a game.
Is polo English or Western?
India and Britain. The modern game of polo is derived from Manipur, India, where the game was known as ‘sagol kangjei’, or ‘pulu’. It was the anglicised form of the last, referring to the wooden ball that was used, which was adopted by the sport in its slow spread to the west.
What gear do you need for polo?
To play the game of polo, the necessary equipment is a helmet, knee guards, boots, a saddle, and a mallet. One ball is required to play a match of polo. Each player rides a horse. However, horses are exchanged at the end of every period or chukka.
What saddles do jockeys use?
Racing Saddles – Racing saddles are very small and lightweight. They are used specifically for jockeys who are galloping and jumping fences on thoroughbred horses. The saddles have only one girth strap, and the stirrups are very short.
How do you sit on a polo saddle?
- The saddle must sit behind the shoulder to avoid wearing away the cartilage of the shoulder and creating arthritic changes and inflammation during riding.
- The panels must have an even contact with the horses back.
How do you ride a polo horse?
Polo Riding Basics – YouTube
How do you tell if a saddle is a roping saddle?
Roping saddles have a nice pocket seat for good positioning, but a lower cantle to allow easy dismount. They also have a thicker horn to dally off of. These saddles typically have a longer skirt or a double skirt. They do tend to be on the heavy side.
Is a all purpose saddle good for jumping?
All-purpose saddles are ideal for pleasure riding, schooling, and beginner competitions. Jumping saddles are built for mobility and have a shallow seat. An all-purpose saddle can only take the place of a jumping saddle up to a certain proficiency level beyond which the rider should switch to a jumping saddle.
PLAYING POLO FOR THE FIRST TIME! Lesson and match!
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