#firsttimeatpolo

First time at the polo and man was that fun! This sport really gets the crowd involved and it's crazy watching the horses knock into and bounce off each other.

Polo is played with 4 horses per team, with 8 horses on the field going for the same ball.
There's all these rules about fouls that mainly have to do with safety and angles of approach. One rule is you can't both be going for the same ball at 90 degree angles as you'd have a head on collision. Pretty intense!

There were 6 chukkas (which are kind of like a quarter but really a sixth) of the game that all go for 6 minutes each.

As Polo is so fast paced and intense, players will change out their horses each chukka to keep them fresh.

I went in the ladies race, which was a sprint for a foam noodle. High heels off and bare feet the go was given and I was off. Started well then almost fell flat on my face in some horse manure - didn't, and had a marvellous time!

Thanks #werribee for the weather today. Massive thanks to @troy_mcbean for hosting us 🙏 and congratulations on the win! .
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And the match begins! #firsttimeatpolo #loveitalready

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