In her new book 'The Complete Guide to Polo', Lauren Dibble takes you through everything you need to know about the sport, from the game's history to training issues. Here, she looks at choosing the poniesThe importance of your pony on the polo field cannot be underestimated. His athletic ability, training and your ability to manoeuvre him accurately will determine your value as a player.Most players you talk to, when asked, will readily tell you their ponies are 80–90 per cent of the game. In fact, a person’s handicap can change by up to two goals,
either way, based on their rapport with a particular pony and how well that pony is trained.