Due to rain – lots of rain, even the arena had standing water and we were not able to play. So Paul and I went into D.C. I have been wanting to buy a book from the National Museum of the American Indian, A Song for the Horse Nation – Horses in Native American Cultures. […]
After the first 4 chukkers, we watched the red and blue teams play the last 2. I really enjoy watching the play, and learn from it .
I was much more in the game today, 4 chukkers in a row, had one good goal assist. Capitol Polo reserved a spot at the Potomac Hunt Races. Here is a photo from the Preakness Ladies Open Flat:
It was a beautiful day! 74, light breeze, sun. Very fun practice, chukkers 1,2,3,4 in a row. I am getting stronger and a little faster, although Laura says “aggressive!” and “anticipate the play” and “hustle!” I love Laura she really helps me. I really do need all of the above. I am the most […]
During last winter’s blizzard I sat in front of the fire and read Gabriel García Márquez: A Life by Gerald Martin. This quote struck me, “His works almost always include the theme of waiting, which is, of course, merely the other side of power, the experience of the impotent.” I just pulled […]
Marcos worked with me on my riding in the indoor arena. He had me work on a canter in larger and smaller circles, and on stopping and turning. When stopping, plant your feet forward and sit down in the saddle. Tap the whip to get going again. It is all about communicating with your horse, […]
I was the only actual mother on the field for the Mother’s Day Game. It was so rough. Windy as hell, and fast as hell. We got clobbered 6 to 1. Laura, who is my former instructor playing on the opposing team, said to me as we came off the field, “we need to light […]
And to all women in the world, I wish you strength and stamina – and speed! Love, Susan
Saturday we played with sustained winds of 25 – 30. Really hard to keep my mallet up. I played on the Legal polo team with Theresa, Marissa and Juan Carlos – all very strong players. I held in there, but my riding speed really needs to get better. Had one good play, getting the ball […]
This book, Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman is one of my favorites. It describes our after polo parties. Here is a picture of Buddy, Marissa’s rescue daschund. He is adorable!