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    Oh WHAT a tragedy. So very sad.
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



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    A tragedy, and quite sad, but to be honest I am not overly surprised having been around polo farms, the grooms aren't exactly in the safest positions (often leading 5 horses, quick horse changes). It is sad, but not unexpected.



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    Such a tragedy... you hate to hear about this kind of thing happening.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks Nest View Post
    A tragedy, and quite sad, but to be honest I am not overly surprised having been around polo farms, the grooms aren't exactly in the safest positions (often leading 5 horses, quick horse changes). It is sad, but not unexpected.
    I was a polo groom for years, so I understand what you are saying. Maybe why I find it so very sad. There but by the grace of God and all that.
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



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    Do you feel it is more dangerous than grooming for another sport?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
    Do you feel it is more dangerous than grooming for another sport?

    seesm like they deal with more horses at a time, that compounds the risks.
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    Ugh, my farrier was telling me about this yesterday...It's a good barn, but yeah, lots of horses, lots of activity.



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    Very sad for sure. While there are multiple horses and increased activity in closer proximity in polo, the horses are used to this so tend to be more bomb-proof than your typical horse. With that being said, horses are horses and can never be trusted 100%.

    There was recently another tragic accident in NJ when a woman was grooming her horse when he spooked and bolted.

    http://www.lockhaven.com/page/conten....html?nav=5009



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    This happened to my husband when he was a polo groom years ago. It was wayyyy before he met me so I am extremely grateful he survived! He was alone and loading horses in a trailer and got the same kick....double barrel to the chest. He was air-lifted and nearly died.
    With any of our sports, anything can happen as its unique in the way that we are dealing with animals and not just a tennis racket or football....
    Very sad for the groom!



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    That is very sad. I know nothing about polo or the way the animals are groomed. The only thing I did even close to that is to ride one horse bareback while leading four at a livery stable. Yeah, I was dumb and young and it was much faster to do it that way.



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