Even if you never hit the ball, the novice can be useful on the field by preventing the skilled player from getting the ball. As you are concentrating and preoccupied in all the above activities you will have no time to think of how you sit on the horse. You will balance naturally, which will make you a very good horse rider in no time. The close relationship with your horse starts when you mount your horse.
Once the game starts you have the feeling of being part of the horse, everything happens instinctually , the speed, the fast thinking and the dependence on your fellow team mates, chasing the ball and preventing your opponent from hitting the ball makes the game a most exiting and exhilarating competitive horse sport.
You hold the reins in the left hand and the stick on the right hand. Once you reins your rains the horse stops, pressing your legs left or right gives your horse the
Few people give up polo once they got a taste for it.
Polo develops fellowship, “teammanship” and good horsemanship.
Due to the highly skilled horses polo is less dangerous than it is commonly thought.
Once you understand the right of way of the line of the ball the rules of Polo are simple to follow.
The player has to wear the standard safety attire during matches .
If you can not ride at all, it is advisable to take elementary riding lessons.
Once you are confident in galloping a horse without fear, you are ready to learn how to play Polo.
Usually 3 or 4 lessons should allow you, to play your first beginners Polo Chukkas. This is the time you get “hooked” you and your polo pony having played the first chukka!
You than should play as much as possible which is the fastest way to learn the game. Professional lessons, as required from there on, will help you to speed up your handicap improvement, this will depend on your ambitions.
Polo is a fast, competitive team sport. If your horses are kept in a Polo yard your time involvement is in your control. All you have to do is, arrive at the Polo Club .. climb on your horse and off you go … have 1 hour of the most exhilarating game . A shower and back to work if that is what you want. Or stay on and share your experiences with the fellow players .. The game keeps your body and mind fit.