Ellen DeGeneres Plays Polo for Charity With Nacho Figueras

Posted by Paige Cerulli

Ellen DeGeneres and Nacho Figueras took to the polo field for charity - all in the comfort of Ellen's TV studio.

Ellen DeGeneres is always coming up with creative ways to raise money for important causes on her talk show, and most recently she took to horseback to raise money through a mini polo match.

While Ellen didn't actually mount up on a real horse, she and polo player Nacho Figueras did ride and compete in the comfort of Ellen's studio.

Take a look as Ellen tries her hand at polo to benefit breast cancer research!

Love the horses they're riding? They're called Equicizers and were created by jockey Frankie Lovato Junior. These horses move much the way that real horses do, and they allow you to practice your riding on a safer platform than on the back of a horse.

Equicizers can help you to build up strength when you're coming back from an injury, so you're better prepared when you do ride a real horse again. They also can help you to stay fit during inclement weather or other times you can't ride a real horse.

Generally speaking, the more fit you are, the better you can ride. It's difficult to ride when your body is weak or tired, and if you don't have the core support and basic muscle strength necessary, you can't help your horse out in terms of balance, staying off of their back, and moving with their motion.

The Equicizer lets you build up your muscle strength, balance, and skills without a real horse having to tolerate the mistakes that you'll make as you learn. It's a great way to start off new riders, to help riders learn new skills, and to even check in with your own skills.

Want an Equicizer of your very own? They're available here.

What horse sport would you like to try? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ellen DeGeneres Plays Polo for Charity With Nacho Figueras