A ball made of high-impact plastic is used in outdoor polo that is about 8.3 cm in diameter while inflated leather ball is used in arena polo which typically has a diameter of 11.5 cm.
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A rigid or flexible bamboo shaft having a length of around 48-54 inches is used which has a rubber grip and a webbed thumb sling that is wrapped around the hand to prevent the player from dropping it. The head of the mallet is about 10 inches long and tapered at one end.
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Polo saddles are similar to jumping saddles and do not have the padded knee rolls.