© 1998 Francis J. Wolfe
78 Little York Road
Warwick, NY 10990
- Shirt with number
- Riding boots
- White pants
- Saddle without a horn
- Polo wraps or boots
- Bell boots
- Sharp spurs
- Whips without a leather flap
- Side bars on bits (eliminates full cheek snaffles, hackamores, most
Stopping Play for Broken Equipment:
- When it is dangerous (losing a helmet is always dangerous).
- When you drop your racquet.
- Number One - Goal scoring area (with other team's #3) and Center field
- Number Two- Center field
- Number Three - Center field and Goal scoring area (with other team's
- In order (1-2-3).
- Facing the umpire.
- Have the other team between you and your goal.
- Make the umpire wait for you (they won't).
- Goals are made by the number one.
- They must shot from outside 11 yard circle.
- They must be inside the goal scoring area.
- Cross the centerline of your horse with the ball.
- Free throw for the other teams' number three.
- Throw is from the penalty line at a direct line from where the missed
shot went out of bounds.
- Number one must follow the number three.
- Touch the ball before it goes ten yards.
- Be within ten yards from where the number three throws the ball (except
for the number one who is following them).
- Always - Bounce or pass the ball over the line.
- Never - Carry the ball across the line in your racquet.
Out of Play:
- If the ball is on the line it is out of play.
- The horse's feet are how you tell if they are out of bounds.
- Come back onto the field at the same spot you went out
- Let the other team make you go out (they get the ball).
- Keep moving if you miss a ball.
- Pay attention to the other players.
- Cut someone off.
- Stop on the ball.
- Cross the path of another player.
- Always - Play safely.
- Bump at dangerous angles or too hard.
- Do anything that may trip a horse.
- Sandwich someone between two other players.
- Use your elbows.
- Hit another player with your horse.
- Swing your racquet wildly.
- Hit any horse with your racquet.
- Hit someone else's horse with your whip or spurs.
- Do anything that seems dangerous.
Carrying the Ball:
- Carry the ball on your racquet side.
- Bring the ball immediately to your racquet side you pick it up or catch
it on the other side.
- Swing upwards to hit an opponent's racquet.
- Reach across someone's horse to hit their racquet.
- Hit someone's racquet if they don't have the ball or they aren't trying
to get the ball.
- Throw the ball ten yards on a free throw.
- Throw the ball at the place the umpire tells you to (they say "there's
your mark, play !").
- Stay ten yards away from someone taking a free throw (unless you are
the number one and it is a free throw for a missed goal).
- Free throw from spot of infraction.
- Argue with the umpire.
- Get in the way of someone taking a free throw.
- Take more than ten seconds for a free throw once the umpire tells you
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