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Gustavo Yanez Polo Horses


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Gustavo Yanez has a= passion for polo. He has been training polo ponies for 20 years and has ex= ported over 160 low and medium goal polo ponies to Europe and Asia. He owns= the Don Pepe Polo Farm and his family owns the 5,000 hectare La Clota Farm= in the Altautenas near Cordoba. The farm has been in Gustavo's family for = over 50 years, and it was his father who brought polo to the town of Villa = Dolores. Gustavo works on his farm making polo horses and as manager at King Power Polo in Thailand. Don P= epe Polo Farm specializes in the following:
  • Making horses - we select the fine= st horses and teach them to play polo.
  • Teach riding and schooling - we te= ach you to ride Argentine-style and to school your horse.
  • Polo holiday - we can arrange a "p= olo holiday" or tournament for you in Argentina.
  • Polo professional - we can find a = polo professional or groom to work for you on your farm or in your club.
  • Buying horses - we can have 60 rea= dy horses for you to look at. You ride in the morning, and play in the afte= rnoon. We encourage you to spend a week finding the right horses for you.

Work on a Polo Farm in Argentina -- view applicati= on


The Polo Pony

Our philosophy is t= hat the good polo horse must be ridden every day. When you start to make th= e horse, you must go very slowly. You must relax the horse until he learns = about the polo. It is important to ride and play the horse with long reins,= so the horse is not tense. When the chukka is finished, you should be able= to put the reins on the neck of the horse, and it will walk back to the po= ny line. This is the properly trained horse. The process of making an Argen= tinean polo pony begins within the first 24 hours that the foul is born. Th= is is the time of "imprinting." It is very important to be with the horse a= t this time, because it will remember you and help later when the training = begins. The conformation of a good polo horse is also important. The polo p= ony should have a long neck and a short body. The chest and rump should be = well developed and the withers should measure approximately 155-158 cm from= the ground. For the first three years, the horse is left free. Sometimes, = it will only be visited and touched for 1-2 hours per month. If the horses = are played too early, sometimes they will later develop leg and bone injuri= es around age six. The horse is usually between  5-8 years old before = it is ready to sell, and it must be able to change legs in the canter and t= o be able to stop quickly. More information on training a polo horse in Argentina.