Hollywood was in the heart of Polo in America in the 1930's! The Los Angeles Equestrian Center, between Warner Brothers and Dreamworks, was the epicenter of Polo for celebrities at that time: Spencer Tray, Clark Galbe, Leslie Howard or Robert Montgomery were regulars. Los Angeles had no less than 25 polo fields at that time!
Horses are terrestrial animals with the biggest eyes! Their horizontal pupils give them a panoramic view of 325 ° (monocular and binoculare), but with blind points located at the forehead, the neck and the back of their head. They distinguish yellow and blue colors from grey, but hardly perceive colors derived from red and orange.
You'd always thought Polo was exclusively played on horses ? All wrong ! There are many variants to the traditional polo.It is played on elephants back in Thailand (see Alexis' gallery); on yaks in Pakistan or camels in Dubai' desert! There're other variants of polo on bike, segaweys or golfcart! Discover the pictures of these unusual practices!
According to the tradition, the horse position on equestrian status indicates the way its rider died. If both legs are up, he is dead in combat; when only one leg is up he eventually died of his injuries after the battle and finally while all legs are down, the protagonist died naturally.
Just after elephants, horses are the living beings with the greatest memory! They have an incredible ability of memorizing their physical world and situation. This have to be taken into consideration during their education: it's essential to avoid stressful or frightening situations, as traumas are irreversibles. A trustfull relationship will be a real asset for the quality of its training and its performances!