Polo Players Edition

SEP 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 13 known for its deep pockets when it came to horses. He had to be smart with his horses, utilizing his teammates and picking plays carefully so his horses didn't get over tired. "I played the same three horses in the semifinal and they went really well. It was important that they recovered for the final so I made sure they were well rested and [kept hydrated]," he explained. "It was also important to make a good game plan. So, for the first half, I tried to play well but not go to every play so I could save the horses' [energy] for the second half. I knew it would be an exciting second half so it was important to make that plan before the game. "I started with one of the best horses in the first chukker and played her back in the fourth chukker. Fortunately, she didn't finish her second chukker very Astrada said he may look laid back but he is just concentrating on the game and his horses. CHICHI UBINA Fall in Love with An American Classic #LIVEAUTHENTICALLY | USPOLO.ORG

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