ASK Pierre-Henri Ngoumou: What is the typical training all year long for your experienced horses? What are they doing in winter?

Mark,

A traditional horse polo training is:

• Rest from October to March outside
• Work March / April
• Competitions from Mai to September
To my opinion, 6 months without activity is too long, and the work too short. More, 70% of my horses are English Thoroughbred and they’re “weak” horses, who’re losing muscls quickly, and they’re sensitive to some harms during winter. Since we have the Houlley stud farm, horses are in the box during wintertime, and change between paddock and horse walker.

PH
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