How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo takes a very modern approach to the traditional game of polo. The author, Steve Thompson, is a veteran polo instructor and professional player with over twenty years of teaching experience across the globe. This book is a culmination of his teaching and playing experience over two decades in the sport. More than just a technical ‘how-to’ guide, it provides everything you need to go from zero to hero on the polo field, and more importantly — make sure you look cool whilst doing it!
Followed correctly, this book can save a lot of pain, frustration and a significant amount of cash by teaching an aspiring player how to function correctly from the very start. Becoming a polo player is just like building a house: only when there is a true and solid foundation can you begin to layer the storeys on top.
- Definitive guide to learning polo
- Highly entertaining and immensely informative
- Strips away the intimidation of polo and replaces with light-hearted fun, and all in a factual, technical approach
- Designed to take the complete beginner to polo through all the stages necessary to become an effective team player
- Written by Steve Thompson, veteran polo instructor and professional player
Steve Thompson passion for horses began before polo, in the eventing world and many of his teaching theories stem from that. Horses and polo are his vocation and his career began training polo ponies. The author is now a veteran polo instructor and professional player with over twenty years of teaching experience worldwide.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading A Very Modern Approach to a Traditional Game ISBN 9781846892431 Author Steve Thompson Binding Casebound Extent 300 x 228mm, 300 pages Illustrations Colour throughout Ebook No
'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
'Followed correctly, this book can save a lot of pain, frustration and a significant amount of cash by teaching an aspiring player how to function correctly from the very start.' The Gaitpost
'...it was brilliant- easy to read and highly informative. Like most of us, I have had lessons with quite a few different pros, each of whom seems to have their own way of doing things. Instead, this book explains everything in a way that makes a lot of sense and is easy to follow.' - Nathaniel McCullagh, London Alumni Polo Club
The author Steve Thompson has a comedic way of teaching the game which starts with the title... It will inspire any young Polo enthusiast and gives them some fantastic tuition from Steve who has been a Polo Instructor and player for over two decades and is the Managing Director of Dubai Polo Academy. - Midlands Horse Magazine
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