Tourists turn polo players for a day in Argentina
CAPILLA DEL SENOR, Argentina -- Riding a polo horse on Argentina's Pampas grasslands, Martin Folan swings a mallet in a wide arc and hit the ball with a loud clink, slotting it between two posts to cheers of "Goal!" Not bad for his first time on a horse. Polo has traditionally been an exclusive, glamorous sport reserved for the rich elite. But in Argentina, home to the world's top polo players, tourists can ride horses, learn from the pros how to hit the high-impact plastic ball and even play a match on a real field for less than $200 a day.