Thursday, August 19, 2010

What is Polo?

Not the fragrance or the clothing line... I am talking about the sport Polo, the one played a top a four-legged friend, more commonly known as a horse.

Polo is a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet. The traditional sport of polo is played at speed on a large grass field up to 300 yards in length, and each polo team consists of four riders and their mounts. (wikipedia)

This game has been dated back to 3000 B.C. in India.... wow, I bet very few games can boast that kind of lineage!! If you are curious to learn more about the game of polo, look here.

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