Argentina is well known for the Polo. The sporting life of Argentine polo horses is filled with a hard training and requires a high investment of time and money.
The preparation of Argentine polo horses for high competition demands a training period of 7 to 8 years. This process prepares the animal to brake, run and turn according to the demands of elite polo. This work paves the way to obtaining a first class ride.
Horses like Dolfina Cuartetera, possessing exceptional qualities, are even cloned, in order to preserve their unique genetics. There are currently several laboratories in Argentina dedicated to the cloning of polo horses.
Most horses reach full physical maturity at the age of five, and by the age of 6 or 7, they are in their best physical shape. A polo horse, depending on its career (injuries, wear and tear), can play up to 14 or 16 years of age, even if it didn’t have any accident, polo horse could have the possibility of playing up to 18 to 20 years of age.