Riding a polo horse on Argentina's Pampas grasslands, Martin Folan swings a mallet in a wide arc and hits 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.
'It was my first time on a horse and they're quite intimidating honestly for a man standing on the ground. But it was fabulous to be trotting...