Don't forget to RIDE YOUR HORSE! As set up for your back shot your weight and rein hand tend to tell your pony to turn over the ball. Trained ponies know that is not right! Don't believe me? Check out Aida as I ask her to turn the wrong direction! Her face and behavior tells it all!
It's always good to listen to your horse, a great pony will always make you look good. But bad riding can ruin even the best horse. Master your basics and ride your horse well and the rest will follow.
We know you have it, we watch your stroke. And no it's not normal, you're doing something wrong!
SNAP! You need to develop the wrist snap! Not that kind of snap^^^ but the snap of your wrist that comes with allowing the momentum of the stroke flow through your arm. That little snap is the key to curing your wrist pain and unlocking your power.
A Poem By a Frustrated Polo Player
There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There's no knowing where the stroke is stopping
Or which way the a ball's a going
Is it shanking? Is it stalling?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of white is showing
So the opponents must be nearing
Because my balls keep disappearing
Yes, our foes they must be gleaming
Oh which direction am I aiming?
'Cause the balls they keep on shanking
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs I will be scoring
Our Coach David Eldredge has over five decades of polo experience and National titles to prove his coaching will bring you success. He is also an honary certified polo instructor for assisting the USPA in developing the instructor program and is a USPA certified Umpire. After retiring from collegiate coaching with close to 1000 wins, Coach Eldredge helped to found Team Resolute to keep the sport of polo alive and bring young adults back on the polo field. He currently still plays professionally in the East Coast Circuit - Florida in the winter and the Northeast in the Summer.