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Polo - Rules
The rules of Polo are decided by International Federation of Polo. Let’s know the rules relating to various aspects of Polo.
Teams and Players
The total number of players is limited to four in each team.
The host country will decide the rules and regulations under the guidance of a proper governing body.
Players should hold the stick in their right hand.
If under doping test anybody is found to be using drugs, then he may not be allowed to participate in the game anymore.
A handicap can participate in the game if it is under permissible limit.
For safety purpose, the players must wear protective headgear with a chinstrap.
Equipment like sharp spurs, knee guards, studs on the boots are not allowed.
Both the teams must wear different colour shirts.
The list of allowed instruments do vary from country to country depending upon their rules created by the governing body.
Height is not a constraint for any pony to play in a match of Polo.
If the pony is partially blind, then he will not be allowed.
A pony is allowed in the game if he is properly controlled.
Once a pony is playing for a particular team, then he cannot play for any other team in that same championship.
For safety purpose, bandage on all the four legs is compulsory.
Any instrument that obstructs the vision of the pony is not allowed.
If any part of the body of pony shows blood, then he should be immediately removed from that match.
No lame pony is allowed to play in the match.
The umpires take the responsibility to remove any pony from the game.