Monday, February 22, 2010

Polo Lesson

Just for kicks I had a "polo lesson" a few days ago. My grandfather had a passion for polo. For the lesson I did get to ride this amazing horse that did wonderful flying lead changes (don't tell Dudley!) - I seriously doubt I will get "bitten by the polo bug" though the instructor would like this to happen. While it was fun trotting around hitting a ball with the mallet it is not as easy as it looks. Polo is a game of speed and precision and personally, I would rather walk or do a slow jig on a horse! While I was hunting for a polo picture I came across a recent polo obituary of a player that was injured during polo match and later died and then to top it off his last name is my first name! Definitely a sign that I do not need to take up this sport! And yes, thanks to my grandmother I am somewhat superstitious. Are you supersitious?


Mama H said...

Hello! I'm not superstitious, but I love polo! I played in college for a little bit (never competed though) and just loved every minute of it. You're right, the technique of swinging that mallet while staying atop and controlling your mount is not easy. Heck, even just hitting the ball and not your horse while standing still is hard! Polo is not very popular here in the West; where did you find a place for a lesson?

Gail said...

Now you can say, I tried it and move on.

I would say not a good sign...synchronicity! It doesn't hurt to pay attention to things like that.

Susan said...

I'm not sure what the difference is, but I definitely believe in intuition.