Remember a slower swing is better than a faster longer swing.
Make the pony follow you, by looking in new direction, before and during execution of turns.
Keep looking around and behind you even when the ball is in front of you.
Keep your polo mallet vertically up and weightless, before each shot, unless it is a half shot.
Always squeeze the pony with your legs to initiate slowing, accelerating, turning and striking the ball.
Continually watch your team’s best player to whom you must relate your position in attack and defenc
Treat every shot as if it was the first shot, using the whole preparation.
When stopping look behind you, while squeezing legs, before applying light hands, through reins to pony’s mouth.
Study how to make the ball follow you instead of chasing it all the time.
During play when a ball is hit past you, and beyond you, and the next shot ( forehand or backhand ) is clearly yours, without being involved in a ‘ride off’, immediately move laterally until you are directly behind