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POLO AS SHE'S SELDOM SEEN
Peter Hurd
November 08, 1954
As played by famous artist Peter Hurd in New Mexico, polo is far from a rich man's game. You do need a reasonably flat field, and you do need some sort of horse to carry you up and down it. Used polo balls can be scrounged, soaked, dried and repainted. Mallets come cheap. Skill helps, but enthusiasm will serve just as well
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November 08, 1954

Polo As She's Seldom Seen

As played by famous artist Peter Hurd in New Mexico, polo is far from a rich man's game. You do need a reasonably flat field, and you do need some sort of horse to carry you up and down it. Used polo balls can be scrounged, soaked, dried and repainted. Mallets come cheap. Skill helps, but enthusiasm will serve just as well

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Of those of us who began polo at San Patricio only Pi?o and I are still playing. Pi?o, who has been my foreman for 14 years, has eight children, all but one of them born on the ranch; to judge by the furious games of foot polo played by his children and mine, polo is due to continue here for some time more. Certainly as of now there is no want of enthusiasm in either the junior or senior division. As Tom Babers says:

"Anyone who comes along with the idea of getting up a little polo game will find us ready, willing and waiting. Pete and Pi?o and Billy and I have played successful polo in every kind of weather there is here except one. One day a hailstorm came up while we were playing; hailstones big as polo balls commenced falling and we couldn't tell which was which. Had to give up."

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