Posts Tagged ‘games’

Living Large at Tacoma Polo Club

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by Claudia

Pony life between polo games is fun, food-filled and punctuated by some necessary maintenance… Continue reading

First String Polo Ponies

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by Claudia

Tim Kelley is starting the 2013 outdoor season at Tacoma Polo Club with two, count’em, two polo ponies. Fanta and Fluffy will carry him to goals and ride-offs and fantastic penalty shots.

When Tim started polo lessons in late 2011, it had been years since he’d been on a horse. He’d ridden as a child and watched polo games at Lake Oswego Hunt Club. Life intervened but he never forgot the fun he’d had riding and always wanted to learn polo.

An internet search brought him to Tacoma Polo Club and lessons at… Continue reading

Spring Spa

Posted on: April 28th, 2013 by Claudia

The ponies had a spa day this week, getting all gussied up for the coming season.

First step – teeth. Dentist Dave Klugh, Equine Dental Associates, set up and went to work. Fanta is missing a tooth in her top jaw. With nothing to grind against, the opposing tooth kept growing and filled the space. That made it difficult for her to chew efficiently. She gets special thin-stemmed orchard grass that is easier for her old molars to grind. (She also slobbers a lot but that’s another story).

Dr. Klugh inserted the mouth speculum

Springtime in Polo Land

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by Claudia

It was shirt sleeve weather for last Sunday’s polo clinic. The dogs were racing on the grounds at Tacoma Polo Club but that didn’t stop the polo. We just moved all the fun next door to Oakwood arena.

We sat in the sun for the chalk talk and played foot mallet polo on the grass. Only the mounted segment was inside. It was even lovely there with morning light flooding the arena.

Michelle, David and Chris had to miss… Continue reading