For the past few decades polo has played an integral role in the advancement of the McFaddin Ranch remuda. Many may believe only pure-bred thoroughbred ponies are suitable prospects for polo since the sport demands a great deal of speed from the animal. While in higher goal games, it is many times true that only the thoroughbred can consistently produce the speed necessary to keep the pace of play, moderate and lower goal players will often benefit from the level-headedness of a half-thoroughbred and half-quarter horse, or appendix bred animal, as it is termed.
McFaddin Ranch maintains two thoroughbred stallions, both of which have proven polo experience in their genetic pedigree.
We currently keep a broodmare inventory of consisting of proven hand-picked mares who have performed exceptionally either on the ranch or on the polo field. Both AQHA, appendix, and pure thoroughbred mares, are included within the herd. This is done in order to produce a selection of horses tailored to fit each individual player’s needs. As we see it, having some diversity in the broodmare band allows us the ability to offer players a horse which possess the needed stamina for polo, as well as the added benefits of agility and intelligence.
Pros and amateurs alike will find these animals useful. We have multiple polo horses for sale in our remuda at any time. We offer both professional grade and low goal horses of all ages and playing levels available for your consideration, with national and international delivery available.
The McFaddin advantage in raising polo ponies is that they can be broke and brought up on the ranch working cattle and riding pasture. By doing this the horse becomes sensitized to a myriad of different situations, in turn making it more at ease in a variety of environments. Very few places will you find this type of training when it comes to polo ponies and it shows in both the temperament and performance of the horses produced through our equine program on a yearly basis. Since the 1980s, our aim has been to produce a level-headed agile horse, which wishes to consent to the players requests. When you see the “seven cross” brand resting on the hip, you may rest assured on the back.
Please call us if you are seeking polo horses for sale in Texas or nationally. We will accommodate any needs such as delivery, airport pick up or lodging as well.
Hilguero, 5 y.o. started polo gelding – SOLD
In addition to polo ponies, McFaddin Ranch also offers a variety of well-seasoned working ranch horses, both young green and mature sound made. Being born and broke on the ranch ensures that these horses are exposed to a variety or situations and working conditions, ensuring both their versatility and usefulness. In many cases these horses have made exceptional roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling horses. Versatility and level-headedness are, once again, virtues we strive to ingrain throughout the breaking process to ensure that the horse that comes out on the other side is both compliant and trustworthy. A variety of AQHA registered bloodlines are also present on the ranch. If you are seeking horses for sale in Texas, give us a call and we’ll get you pointed in the right direction.
McFaddin horse ‘Caiman’ wins palm beach open best playing pony
Mcfaddin mare “Indigo” wins AQHA polo award at Women’s Open Tournament in Houston Tx.