One of the primary reasons why Argentines are more likely to become good polo players¬†is the way we sit in the saddle. This style derives from the gauchos, who traveled great¬†distances moving cattle from the Pampa to the port; sometimes spending months on the¬†horse. Because of this the gauchos developed a style that allowed them to rest in the¬†saddle while the horse was working for them. The same style has been transferred to¬†polo players. ¬†In Argentina it is very easy to find and keep horses so any player, even an¬†amateur, will often have a minimum 15 to 20 horses between made and green horses.
This means that we ride a great deal and as much as twice a day. Surely even on a day¬†when he‚Äôs playing in the Open at Palermo, Cambiaso rides in the morning either testing¬†a horse or working with a green horse. This also explains why during the Argentine¬†Open of Polo 8 of the most intense chukkers of polo, with the strongest and fastest¬†horses in this sport, can be played in the middle of Buenos Aires where there is no¬†breeze and probably during the hottest week the year. I repeat: all this is possible¬†because the riders sit in the saddle in such a way that allows them to rest even at high¬†speed. That happens at the high handicap level but is applicable to any level of polo¬†because riding every day is exhausting for any human body.
Being a good rider in this sport has many other benefits:
- you will enjoy any horse here in Argentina or wherever;
- you will be able to get the best out of each horse;
- it will be easier and less expensive to find and buy horses, and then later if a horse is¬†not fast enough for you, your horse will continue to be well trained and develop so that¬†you can later sell him for good price.
- As a good rider, anyone will be happy to offer you to play their horses if they cannot¬†play for any reason;¬†
- The biggest reason is that polo will be easier, safer and more fun. You will also have a¬†greater capacity to improve and years longer enjoyment of this sport.¬†
- For all these reasons we believe that it is essential to work on the level of horsemanship¬†of each student, riding lessons being the starting point of our integrated training system¬†and allowing students to avoid unnecessary fatigue and pain from the beginning.
- In addition to practicing with the instructor the positions and coordination of the 3 main¬†aids (legs - body weight - reins) and secondary aids (sound - whip) students in our¬†classes will receive theoretical and practical training on the social nature of horses, their¬†behavior and sensitivity, the horse's mouth, its anatomy and its dynamic functionality so¬†you can physically and mentally to prepare the horse before a chucker and get the best¬†out of them.