All respectable ways to cool down in the summer.
Let’s pop this onto the bottom of the list:
A quick jaunt to Patagonia for some snow polo.
Presenting Snow Polo at Pire-Hue Lodge, a midsummer cooldown junket to Argentina with the express purpose of sharpening your polo game under the tutelage of an Argentine polo maestro, taking reservations now.
Think of this as exactly the opposite of a slow, boiling Tuesday morning city commute. You’ll retrieve your most sporting parka from storage, hop a puddle jumper into Bariloche, Argentina, rendezvous with your instructor (most likely named Alejandro) and hit the lodge.
Your training will take place a 20-minute drive from the lodge on a snowy polo pitch, where you’ll be outfitted with all the necessary accessories (helmet, mallet, riding boots, horse, haughty attitude) and teamed up with others who share your calling for horsemanship. (Sort of like pickup polo.)
Matches are three-on-three instead of the usual four-on-four and the ball is lighter, larger and (for obvious reasons) red instead of white. After unleashing your grace on the field, you’ll head back for an après-polo meal of wild boar and think about how you’ll improve upon your snow-handling skills tomorrow.
Since you’re still familiarizing yourself with the loaner pony.