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Re: [RC] Polo "Ponies", foxhunting, economics - Dyane Smith

Boy, what a picture!  And what a picture of what would be required for polo.
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Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Polo "Ponies", foxhunting, economics

One of my favorite endurance horses was Arab x QH, 14.2 hands and a fine cowhorse.  One day a bull we had flat-out refused to be moved.  I asked my horse to body-slam the bull in the ribs until the bull gave up and allowed us to drive him in the direction we wanted.  He was a great athlete, but far too small for polo.
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Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 7:23 AM
Subject: [RC] Polo "Ponies", foxhunting, economics

RE: Arabs in polo.  While MOST Arabs are too small to be top-notch choices, my Arab LOVES to leg-yield into another horse and push it around.  I've hunted with many polo players and we "play" that way when the hounds aren't working.  But, he wouldn't be my pick for a polo mount.  I've seen some neat acrobatics from polo ponies; they are awesome athletes!

[RC] Polo "Ponies", foxhunting, economics, Susan, Princess of Pink
Re: [RC] Polo "Ponies", foxhunting, economics, Barbara McCrary