Tourists turn polo play­ers for a day in Ar­gentina

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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.

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