Players are immaculately turned out, but
the safety of the horses is even more
important than having the proper kit
|The safety of the ponies is also paramount, so the "line of the ball" must always be observed. This means riders must not cross the trajectory in which the ball is travelling if there is any risk of causing a collision.
Play is watched by two mounted umpires, and a third who stands on the sidelines at all times. But given the fact that a polo field is the area of ten football pitches, officiating a match is no easy task.