Dec. 4, 2010
***I began drafting this post Dec. 5, hence the lines about sore muscles. Luckily my muscles returned to normal shortly thereafter.***
Today I am so sore -- we played polo yesterday!
OK, so maybe I didn't really "play" as much as ride a horse around and swing a mallet at a ball a bit. But it was so fun and, surprisingly, quite a workout!
Nile read to pass the time on the hour-long drive outside the city to the polo estancia (estate), Taqueada. I highly recommend the place.
Suiting up and eying the competition
Neil is a natural:
I don't know how to ride a horse, so that sort of hinders my polo game ... I spent most of the time trying to master "posting" -- rising up to basically standing in the stirrups and then lowering back down in the saddle so I wasn't bouncing all over when the horse trotted and galloped. And yes, we galloped!! It was exhilarating and a lot of work -- hence the sore muscles.
Nile, holding down the fort. Don't worry, we took turns on the horse so we could watch her.