Polo Ponies, part 1

Polo Ponies, part 1.

The Argentine Polo Pony, as its name implies, originated in Argentina. Technically, the Argentine Polo Pony is not even a distinct breed but a variant of the Argentine Criollo. These ponies are sought after for their speed, stamina and endurance.

The ideal Argentine Polo Pony has a steady gallop and is quick, agile, and is able to stop and turn quickly when prompted. It also has a long neck, a powerful back, and well-set shoulders. The pony usually stands about 14.2 to 15 hands high, but larger examples are not uncommon. Ponies that are generally calm but competitive, always alert and unfailingly obedient are sought after for polo.

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