As is logical and normal, horses need a place to rest and take refuge at night, after long hours dedicated to polo.
This place has to be available to it throughout the year and in good condition so that the horse can develop well in the game.
This site can be a horse stable, a barn, etc. It will be okey if the place has enough space for the horse and for its bed, since otherwise it will be impossible to rest comfortably and prepare for the next day.
It is important to pay attention to the bed since although the horses can sleep standing up, they will rest more and better if they do it lying down. And be careful with the floor of the bed, if the surface is too hard it is likely that over time this will end up causing an injury. The most normal thing is that the horse has a bed made of straw, a good option since it is very comfortable for the animal. Although we can also choose a bed made with wood or hemp shavings.
Obviously this place has to be well cared for. We can take advantage when the horse is out of its resting place, playing a polo game or simply training, to keep it in the right conditions. The basic care of a horse’s stable is mainly to keep the trough clean; cleaning it a few times a week to remove any food remnants. Change the bedding; something that should be done at least once a week. Ventilate the place; essential to cool off a bit. Remove the manure. It will be recommended several times a day.
As you can see, conditioning the space for your horse goes far beyond providing grass, food and water. These animals have special needs and care as they are!