It is never a bad idea to have these two manuals on techniques, tactics and strategies close at hand, somewhere in your stables, in order to refresh your day to day polo techniques or get started in this fascinating sport.

Recommendation : Essential Polo Tips

The world of polo knows Justo del Carril and he certainly knows the polo world.  Therefore, his expertise shines through his book and clearly defines all the aspects and techniques requiredpolo school to excel in the sport. This is the reason for the success of Essential Tips, a spiral bound book (to make it more practical) which starts with a short historical review of polo as a sport, followed by 18 chapters.

It reviews the functioning of the different elements and accessories used by players as well as positions, rules and penalties -including as much text as photographs, essential for someone who is not familiar with this sport.

Del Carril decided to write the book in English and with each explanation, he seems to be talking to the reader enabling them to get the feeling of the field, even before they get on the horse.

Fact sheet:

Pages: 135

Year of publication: 2002

Where to buy it:,,

Approximate price: US $40