Monday, June 10, 2024

The Performance of Polo is Based on the Conditioning of Horse and Rider [Research Study]

Horse riding and in particular polo require a lot of physical agility and cardio. Whether you are a regular polo player or a fitness guru that wants to try new forms of exercise polo provides are cardio benefit. If you ever see players paying polo you often find they are in pretty good shape. The cardio aspects of the sport burn fat and require agility not often required in other sports. 

For polo players it makes sense to exercise off the horse to improve performance on the field. Variety is the key to overall health so consider doing activities like swimming, dance, volley ball, etc. that share complementary attributes. 

-Evaluated polo horse performance and the heart rate of riders. 

-Polo creates cardiovascular exertion with average heart rate exceeding 165 bpm and 200 bpm. 

-As the horse performs at a higher rate the rider also needs to meet that cardio rate. 

-Unconditioned riders on a conditioned horse could limit play for both. 

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Hawaii International Polo Contest

Escanaba Polo Mallet Co. Innovates with the "Tripartite Mallet" 52"

The Tripartite Mallet was developed at Escanaba Polo Mallet Co. and was designed to create a slightly more hardy pole and create ecological sustainability with fiber cane. Since we have the capacity to utilize smaller fiber and bundle them to create a strong shaft we are able to help minimize fiber cane waste. Likewise, we build a much stronger mallet. 

There are a few benefits and detractors to this new mallet. BUY on EBay or check out our Esc. Polo Mallet eBay store


1. Hardier mallet.

2. Keeps lightness.

3. Good for polo schools that don't want to break mallets. 


-More rigged without as much whip.

-Handle is not going to have a traditional feel.

If you contact us we can create a custom shorter or longer mallet but the standard is 52"

Friday, June 7, 2024

What are the attributes of winning polo teams? [Research Study Results]

Creating great polo teams takes time, training, and selection. There are some strategies that are going to work better than others. The study below discusses some findings on analyzing a winning a team. The player and the horse are unknown variables (There is another study that looks at their personalities and performance.). Having more advancing versus defending behaviors seem to have a positive influence. 

You can read for yourself. 

-Turnovers and penalties were key performance metrics within a tournament winning polo team. 

-It provided them with attacking and goal-scoring opportunities. 

-Defensive strategies had influence but less. 

-Variability with players. 

-Players with higher handicaps had less variability.

-Polo horse contribution needs additional evaluation. 

 Performance Characteristics of a Winning Polo Team