What makes polo such a special spectator sport is that you don't have to be familiar with the rules, allowing you to take in the thrill and excitement of one of the oldest and fastest team sports in the world. Polo’s fundamental rules are meant to ensure the safety of the riders and their mounts. Nonetheless, it remains one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Often described as “hockey on horseback” polo is a sport that requires a great deal of skill, strength and courage. While the success of a polo team depends on the skill of the riders, the horses are a critical part of any game.
Each player on a polo squad has a significant role to play, although the responsibilities assigned to individual positions are interchangeable. Unlike many other team sports, polo allows both men and women to compete together in the same team, as well as a mix of professionals and amateurs. Number 1 Score goals and neutralize opponent team Number 4 (defense) player. Number 2 To get hold of the ball to pass to team mates. Number 3 Tactical leader, powerful hitter to pass ball to No. 1 & 2, maintain defense. Number 4 Primary defense player to prevent opponent from scoring. However, two underlying concepts govern the game of polo.