How to BEST Position Yourself to Make a Hook answering your polo questions polo swing technique & stickwork Jun 30, 2022

Positioning yourself for a hook is something that is really important to master, and exceptionally important for your safety.

Here is how you position yourself to make a SAFE hook.


How Do I Best Position Myself to Make a Hook

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How do I best position myself, doing a hook, so that...

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How To Play the Nearside Neckshot answering your polo questions polo swing technique & stickwork Jun 24, 2022

Do you struggle with the nearside neckshot?

Generally speaking, the nearside neckshot is one of the easiest nearside shots to hit & to get right.

It really comes down to the arc of your swing. Here is the best way to get it right....


How Do I Play the Nearside Neckshot?

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How to Make Ride-Offs on Higher Goal Players riding tactics & anticipation Jun 16, 2022

Can you make a ride-off on a higher goal player?

Yes, absolutely! 

It's all about the timing of the ride-off, and this is how you do it....


Ride-Offs on Higher Goal Players

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Hey guys, I'm here in Kings and there's a little tournament running here. You can see if I turn...

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What's The Best Body Position for Stopping? - Answering your Polo Questions answering your polo questions riding Jun 09, 2022

Body position is so important when stopping. If you don't get this right, it feels like you are being ejected out of the saddle when you stop. 

Here I explain what the best body position for stopping is, & what I mean by strong legs when you stop, so that you are not giving your horse...

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How Do You Gain Confidence With Your Ball Hitting polo swing technique & stickwork Jun 03, 2022

It all comes down to getting the fundamentals of your swing right. The more correct they are, the more consistent you will be, and more confidence you will have with your swing because of it.

Concentrate on the arc of your swing, your wrist action & the position of your head. All this will...

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Can an Amateur Polo Player Improve and go up in Handicap pep talks May 26, 2022

It is VERY possible, if you remember a few important things, to go up in handicap!

Here I give you a few tips on how to increase your handicap. They are tips that have worked for loads of people in the past that I have helped and I am confident that they can help you too.


Can an...

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How to Avoid Tensing Up When Hitting answering your polo questions polo swing technique & stickwork May 19, 2022

Do you hit the ball nicely but in a game situation, when you under pressure, tend to tense up when hitting the ball & then not hit the shot well? 

 Why you are doing this? Let me explain & give you a few tips on how to fix it.


How to Avoid Tensing Up When Hitting

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How Do I Make Quick Lead Changes with my Polo Pony? answering your polo questions polo pony training May 12, 2022

Flying Lead Changes are all about legs, hips, weight distribution & using these to give the correct signals at the correct time.

How do you teach your horse this? Are you giving your horse the correct signals, at the correct time, so they can make the change? Is your body weight, legs &...

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How Can I Get More Loft & Length in my Swing - Answering Your Polo Questions answering your polo questions polo swing technique & stickwork Apr 29, 2022

Before you look at LOFT & LENGTH, look at your wrist action & grip. Without fixing these, you won't attain the loft or length you are looking for.

In this lesson, I explain how to achieve this through slight changes that make a big difference.


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How Do Condition Polo Ponies for Competition-Answering Your Polo Questions answering your polo questions polo pony training Apr 21, 2022

Do you find that your horses are a bit sluggish on the first day of a tournament? You may be conditioning them incorrectly.

Here we chat about how to get the most out of your horses, without burning them or compromising their longevity. How to exercise them correctly to get the most out of them,...

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How to Play a Neckshot - Polo Swing Techniques polo swing technique & stickwork Apr 14, 2022

The biggest mistake I see being made with a neckshot, is trying to start the swing as a forehand swing. 

Remember that with every swing, the ball will always go where the arc of the swing goes.

So how do you set yourself up correctly for a neckshot? Let me show you...


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A Horse That Doesn't Accept the Bit & Shakes the Head bitting polo pony training Apr 07, 2022

Is your horse grabbing the bit & shaking it's head? It is really a bitting issue or rather a training issue?  

Have you unknowingly re-enforced this behaviour? Before you change a bit, first address the cause of the issue.

Watch to see how I fix this issue in a horse very effectively.


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