There are many ball sports played with horses and riders. Some require a whole team and others can be practiced by just a single horse and rider.
In this sport, two opposing teams try to smack a small hard ball through a goal using a long wooden mallet. It’s kind of like field hockey – but on horseback.
Players score by throwing the ball through large vertical netted hoops that resemble butterfly catchers.
Players use a stick with a net attached to pass a soft ball back and forth. They move down the field this way toward the opposing team’s goal.
If you are looking for new avenues to explore with your horse, a ball sport is definitely something to consider trying out.