How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo: A Very Modern Approach to a Traditional Game
How To Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo takes a very modern approach to the traditional game of polo. The author, SteveThompson, is a veteran polo instructor and professional player with over twenty years of teaching experience across the globe and this book is a culmination of his teaching and playing experience over two decades in the sport. This book, followed correctly, will save one a lot of pain, frustration and cash by teaching an aspiring player how to function correctly from the very start. More than just a technical ‘how to’ guide, it provides everything one needs to know to go from zero to hero on the polo field, and more importantly – make sure one looks cool whilst doing it!
This certainly was easy to read and absorb how polo is played. The book was clearly laid out with high quality images and chapters. With checklists, diagrams and hilarious cartoon anecdotes showing you from how to loft your balls to scoring on and off the field , this book is a breath of fresh air in its instructional form. Joking aside, it does have a serious training aspect to the book, which would teach an aspiring polo player easily. This is a great book for all equestrian enthusiasts which would also make a great gift too. If you gifted this book to a young and bold rider, I think it would definitely inspire them to pick up a mallet, buckle up their Argentine belt and head off to the polo field looking incredibly cool! –Samantha Hobden, Haynet
I thought this book was great fun, and really made polo not traditionally the most inclusive of sports feel accessible. It s designed for complete novices both riders who haven t played before, and also people who can t ride at all. The text is presented in a lively, engaging manner, and illustrated with cartoons as well as clear photos. That said, this isn t a satire or a comic book the advice is all good, solid stuff, offered by a professional polo coach. There s a lot of focus on developing correct balance, and how to ride a game of polo as opposed to a dressage test. I play a little myself and know it s much harder than it looks, but this book is so backed with useful stuff I think the only way is up! –Sara Walker, Horse and Countryside