Author Archives: Susan Leslie

Saturday Polo Practice

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 … Continue reading

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On Waiting

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 … Continue reading

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Riding Lesson

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. … Continue reading

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Finals

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 … Continue reading

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Happy Mother's Day!!!!

And to all women in the world, I wish you strength and stamina – and speed! Love, Susan

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Mother's Day Tournament

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 … Continue reading

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Dog Party

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!

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Friday Evening

I am in HEAVEN.   Got to the polo field at 6:00, gorgeous 74 degrees, slight breeze, all by myself.  Jorge brings me “my” gray mare, and we work together for about an hour.  I am all for walking, feeling … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

Woke up to a beautiful rain – we were so lucky to have such a great weekend to start the season. Really did not want to go to work – more on my day job later.  Felt crippled after 8 … Continue reading

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Game 2

It was hot and humid yesterday, so we played 6 minute chukkers instead of 7.  We had a three team round robin.  I played four chukkers straight, so I was quite tired.  Didn’t score any goals, but I did have … Continue reading

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