Originally Posted by ponyboy
Exactly! So how hard did he have to kick to cause a wound? Harder than thin skin can account for IMO. I can understand him not noticing during a match but it still shows he's a rough rider.
Earlier the point was raised that in the scuffle and fuss of the match it is possible that another horse could have smashed into his leg, inflicting the injury.
I've never played polo in my life, but based on a few matches of horse soccer that does sound plausible. It's hard to make any kind of judgment based on pics without having seen the match. Did he ride quietly and was the spur pushed into the horse in a scuffle, or was he flailing around and pounding the spur of his own accord? Can't really say definitively based on a couple of photos and a biased article.