Owning and caring for a horse is about far more than just riding and training. You need to make sure you understand how to look after your horse and what it requires in terms of feeding and areas like veterinary care.

The Pony Club has a huge amount of training to help you care for your horse, starting with mini achievement badges for our youngest members and going on all the way through our training and test system.

It’s vital for all polocrosse players to understand what their horse needs and what to look out for in case it is unwell in some way; from understanding what plants are poisonous to horses to how to treat problems such as foot abscesses.

It is also really important to know about aspects such as bandaging your horses legs, plaiting your tail/ mane and how to wash and cool down your horse after training and competitions.