Alan's picture this week reminded me that the nearest I have got to polo is the mint with the hole in the middle. The first horse on which I was offered a ride threw me off when it's owner, a girl who I don't think liked me, gave it a swipe with her whip.
|Pictogram of Olympic Sports - Polo|
(by Thadius 856 - SVG conversion, & Parutakupiu original image)
Staying with polo and the Olympics this image shows a tournament in progress at the 1900 games in Paris. Only four teams took part - Great Britain, United States, France and Mexico - the gold medal being shared by Great Britain and the United States.
| Polo tournament at the 1900 Olympic Games|
In India polo was just one form of hockey that was played in the originating state of Manipur. Ladies hockey is known for it skill; mixed hockey for its brutality as ridges on my shins can testify. If you should come across a St Trinian's type like this - run!
|Jolly hockey sticks!|
|Bamboo at home.|
However to come back to horses, another riderless one, here's one I found at Yarm earlier this week.
You may catch him if you can and ride to to see what others have found to show at Sepia Saturday 94