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    I would be very interested to hear from anyone who plays Polo at Oxford. Please could anyone who knows anything about Oxford University's Polo club tell me a little about the make-up of the club, location and subscription costs and eligibility?

    Thanks, Harry.
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    (Original post by harrydone)
    I would be very interested to hear from anyone who plays Polo at Oxford. Please could anyone who knows anything about Oxford University's Polo club tell me a little about the make-up of the club, location and subscription costs and eligibility?

    Thanks, Harry.
    Same!!! I have never played polo before but would love to (hoping to have a go at Polocrosse this summer and maybe teach my horse). Don't suppose they'll let a girl on the team though!!!

    Have you played before and do you have your own horse?
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    err - are you serious?
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    (Original post by Hedgie)
    err - are you serious?
    why wldn't he be?!
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    I thought polo was something that stuck up snobs did.
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    (Original post by ChrisDragonKni)
    I thought polo was something that stuck up snobs did.
    Well of course there are a few (that's what the royals do for the sport's gd name) but then there always will be at Oxford. Polo's a wicked game though and you don't have to be a snob to play! You've just got to enjoy riding a horse (which isn't a snob sport), going really fast and whacking a ball around! Bit like Hockey, but with a horse!
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    Sorry - I think my posting on this sounded sarcastic! it wasn't meant to be. Souds great fun! But doesn't it cost bucket loads of money?
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    (Original post by ChrisDragonKni)
    I thought polo was something that stuck up snobs did.
    I thought making ignorant comments was something stupid people did.
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    (Original post by Hedgie)
    Sorry - I think my posting on this sounded sarcastic! it wasn't meant to be. Souds great fun! But doesn't it cost bucket loads of money?
    I think it only costs lots of money if you want to be really professional and have like the best horses! I'd just like to have a go and wld love to use my horse (but he wnt b cumin 2 oxford wit me) and he's like one of the cheapest you can get! nothin fancy, a sort of mongrel in the horse world, but has a heart of gold and tries his hardest and I kno we'd both enjoy it!

    So, it's a sport that is available to everyone at the grass root level, but is expensive if you want to be at the top of it!
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    Is it true that playing polo destroys your 'classical' seat?
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    (Original post by Sazzle)
    Is it true that playing polo destroys your 'classical' seat?
    Haven't heard that myself, but would imagine that in order to get your horse to turn sharply and be so responsive you must have to ride with very subtle aids and therefore if anything help your "classical seat". I would think that generally polo-horses would be good in dressage and probably even work in a rounded outline as they have to be so responsive and in front of the leg at all times. I'm hoping it'll help my dressage and maybe when I teach my horse, his dressage technique too!
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    Haven't heard that myself, but would imagine that in order to get your horse to turn sharply and be so responsive you must have to ride with very subtle aids and therefore if anything help your "classical seat". I would think that generally polo-horses would be good in dressage and probably even work in a rounded outline as they have to be so responsive and in front of the leg at all times. I'm hoping it'll help my dressage and maybe when I teach my horse, his dressage technique too!
    Having watched polo, there is very little subtly in the way most players utilise their spurs and severe gags, and polo ponies don't last very long, in general. It is not a sport I wish to be associated with.

    Roz.
 
 
 
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