The polo pony is exclusively bred for playing the game of polo.
Argentinian polo player Rafael Neil says polo ponies are like race cars. They are fast and attractive but you need to know how to handle them. He loves the animals - and his own horse in particular - for their intelligence and agility. Neil is proud that nowadays Argentine polo ponies play all around the world.
About "My favorite"
With all the talk of endangered species, the value of biodiversity and the usefulness of ecosystems, we sometimes forget why plants and animals are really worth protecting: because we love them, or depend on them for our own well being. People from all walks of life and in all parts of the world have a favorite species. The reasons are many - perhaps because it is beautiful, or fascinating, or it helps them secure a livelihood. Meet some of these people and their favorites in our series "My favorite."