Originally Posted by Scoutrider
The bluntness of the spurs makes me wonder exactly how hard the horse would have had to have been jabbed (or constantly rubbed) to draw blood. I do agree that the smearing and the grey coat make it look worse than it probably is.
Polo can be more of a contact sport than people realize. Could very well have been jabbed in when another horse smashed into this pair. There really is no time for constant rubbing. The ponies are switched out fairle frequently. (vs a long trail ride)
Speedy - how many times have you fallen off? Or heck even tripped while walking? We all do it once in a while.