Learn polo in Argentina and there's no messing around. If you can ride you'll be put straight on a pony, polo stick in hand. At Palo Alto Polo you will be under the watchful eyes of Leo and Georgie - who only reinforce the assumption that all Argentine polo players are both charming and handsome. A day at the ranch will take the form of stick and ball (hitting a ball around the polo field) in the morning, and if you're up to it, chukkas in the afternoon. Hitting the ball at a leisurely walk will be the easy part - the real challenge comes with trying to hit the ball even at a moderate canter. You will also realise that riding a polo pony is a bit like driving a BMW - all are bred for temperament, agility and stamina. Argentine breeders have found the ideal combination: part thoroughbred, and part traditional criollo cattle horse.
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