Marathon Farms takes green Polo horses at any stage and gives them the experience they need to go on to careers in Polo. Whether it’s a horse that has never seen a mallet or one that just gets nervous in traffic, we take a consistent approach with each horse to make sure that they reach their fullest potential as Polo prospects.
During the first 30 days on these horses, we focus on creating or improving all of the fundamentals taught in the colt starting process. We believe it is important for Polo horses to move, stop, and turn correctly and efficiently before they are introduced to the game.
Once a horse is ready, we slowly introduce the mallet and ball before moving them into slow stick and ball sessions and eventually green horse chukkers. Each horse will progress into the game at their own pace. Some horses can handle moving faster, while others will need to take their time. We treat each horse individually and try to create the best opportunities for them to succeed.