Saturday May 21, 2022

Polo terms & phrases to know

 Do you love a nice Farah Polo Shirt? Did you know that they are linked to the sport of Polo?

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 It is thought that the Polo shirt was designed to be used by the Polo teams in India back in the 19th Century and then fashion and the sport was brought back to the United Kingdom by soldiers who were based in India. 

If you have never seen a Polo match before there are some terms and phrases that you will want to  know. Here are a few of them for you to have a look through. 

Line of the Ball – This is the line that the ball travels to its destination once it has been hit. This line should not be crossed once the ball has been hit as it will result in a major foul.

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 Foul – Some of the most common fouls that occur during a match include

       Crossing the line of the ball

       Hooking about the shoulder

       Riding into another players swing

       Standing on the way of the ball

       Playing on the wrong side of the horse

Take a Man – This is the main principle of the game and how you go about this will depend very much on the position that you play. It is essentially where you find a player on the opposing team and ride your horse close to theirs.


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