My first chukker, I was so nervous thought I was going to faint. Â Once I got on the horse I was fine. Â She is a sweet gray mare, with no real name yet – maybe she will be named Susana! Â Being on a horse, on the polo field is nirvana for me. Â All of the ugly news of the world, the oil slick spoiling our coastline, falls away. Â I am worried about my riding first and my hitting second.
Everybody was a bit green going into the first game of the season. Â It was a gorgeous May Day. Â Some of the horses were really fresh so we all took it really easy, which was perfect for me. Â Once we got going we started playing as a team. Â I had one goal assist. Â In the second chukker I rode Cannela, a beautiful gray mare. Â I scored a goal – it was really on the line, but they gave it to me. Â I sat the 3rd chukker down, and was grateful for the rest.
In the final chukker I had a goal at the very end. Â I barely hit the ball, the horse kicked it forward, and I tapped it in. Â A very nice note to end on.