The first one is used to practise penalty shots and for beginners to practise the offside swing making a comparison with the swing of golf and tennis to achieve a full understanding of the movement. In this horse, we practice long shots and measure the distance.
The second wooden horse is on springs which creates a similar movement to that of a real horse. This is ideal to improve balance for new players and to improve swing technique and correct bad habits on the riding which some times bothers the horse . It is more for advanced players. This cage has a ball launching system which allows the instructor to work intensively on the near side swing. This wooden horse will help you find out that the nearside shot is purely technical and easier than it seems. In this horse, through exercises directed by the instructor also we practiced direction.
Both cages have cameras with remote control and monitors in each hitting cage where we can record your swing from various angles which can then be replayed in real time on a monitor both at normal and slow motion to really get into the details of your swing. Also microphones and usb port so you take the film with the lessons back home with you.
The swing can be separated into 3 movements:
- Formation of the base
- Release of the mallet
For those who already play polo, it is fundamental to correct bad habits.Â
â€¦The idea is for the body to memorize the correct hitting. A swing that takes less from us and from our learning of how to rest on the polo saddle by means of the position of our ankles. This way we can avoid fatigue or back pain which is normal in those players that havenâ€™t adopted the correct positioningâ€¦ To a lot of players, it takes one chukka to warm up and get into rhythm, because of this I consider stick and ball on the wooden horse before every match as a tool that will make us â€śaddâ€ť that chukka that is generally wastedâ€¦