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March 24th 2014
Published: March 26th 2014
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Polo Sport is known to be sophisticated and elitist. It's a traditional British game like cricket. Though I am more into dressage I decided to get to know Polo and to be a horse groom. The work behind the scenes is extremely rough- for both the groom and the horse.When an important game is taking place a horse has to be tacked up in less than 2 minutes. What is the tack all about?- two different reins (straight rein and draw rein)-martingale-breast plate-girth and over girth-bandages-plaited horse tail
The player often switches the horses between chakkas and can quickly change his mind about what horse he wants to ride. A groom must be very flexible.Apart from my work as a groom, the horses had to be fed and watered in the morning and in the afternoon. There were 35 horses to be looked after. I ended up waking up at 7 every day and driving more than 5 cars in less than 2 weeks. What an experience!





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