History: Early polo in Southern Alberta

Reprinted from the June 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Early Polo in Southern Alberta
By W.R. Cochrane, Cowley, Alta.

‘The old timer will tell you that it’s not by accident or a development of recent training that this has come about, but it is a heritage handed down from the old days when hard-riding men required good horses that could cover great distances and whose training enabled their riders to subdue the most obstinate cow-critter.

A feller didn’t do much walking in the old days if he could help it; he opened gates, packed grub and could even do fair amount of fence fixing on hoss-back and it was only natural that in due course he would be looking for a game, besides running races, that could be played on horse back.’

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