October 23, 2016

The swing II

Por lo general, aprender el swing en el polo es un tema de pura imitación, que se da de forma natural y tratando que resulte de la mejor forma posible. El problema es que, una vez aprendido, se incorpora en nuestra memoria muscular, y, si lo hacemos mal, sera muy costoso corregirlo. Me suele ocurrir […]

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October 23, 2016

The swing and the strike

THE SWING AND THE STRIKE Two of the main aspects of the game The strike is an important part of polo, one of the fundamental pillars of the sport itself, along with riding skills and game analysis. Throughout the following lessons we will look at the best ways to carry out a practical swing and […]

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October 23, 2016

Stages of the swing

A fundamental facet Stages of the swing I will describe each stage of the swing, highlighting the most important aspects necessary to achieve perfect timing, precision and desired distance. PRE-SWING Used at times. Defined as the movement similar to the pre-strike carried out evenly and without the speed of the final swing. This would be […]

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October 23, 2016

The origins of curtains injuries

Common injuries and their causes Lower back pain is perhaps the most common pain experienced by polo players, but ironically, it is also the most neglected. Those who do not counterbalance certain movements of the horse (this does not mean that they are not good riders, just that they do not make the most of […]

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October 23, 2016

The half seat

Key position in polo Of the three positions one takes on the horse – full-seat, half-set, and raised striking position – the half-seat is the most common, and is particularly used for controlling the horse and striking the ball. In this position, both horse and player feel comfortable, achieving good balance between the movements of […]

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October 23, 2016

Technology in Polo

Software that analyses the variables present in the sport Feeling the movements of the horse when we mount it is one of the basic principles of riding. The movements can also be observed off the horse, and those with a good eye can tell a good horse from a not so good horse. The problem […]

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October 23, 2016

Taking a Penalty

A penalty’s role in gaining a victory & it’s psychological aspects It has been proven that 50% of a team’s victory is down to successful penalties; put clearly, scoring penalties assures half the win. We know that mental, technical and physical factors accompany the act of taking a penalty; studies show that 70% of the shot […]

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October 23, 2016

Riding in Polo II

Tips to improve Whoever sits on a horse should learn the mechanisms of their movements. You will get the most out of your horse by using your stirrups (platforms) frequently. The flexibility of the knee will absorb the shock given by the seat, and it will provide adequate distance between your hand and the ball (calibre). You […]

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October 23, 2016

Riding in Polo

AIDS TO IMPROVE YOUR HANDLING OF THE HORSE What are they? Aids are defined as a form of communication between the player and the horse; the player uses the aids to influence or control the horse. A player should have exact knowledge of how to carry out the aids and be educated on their effects; […]

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October 23, 2016

Polo Tips

General information about horse related issues and polo A great polo horse trainer is one who chooses horses in a precise manner so as to work with them in the future. Due to being physically underdeveloped, just like children, such horses need short and frequent work sessions. At the same time, a connoisseur should know the […]

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