28 NOVEMBER 1931, Page 28

Lord Wodehouse is quite right in his strong recommendation of

An Introduction to Polo, by " Marco " (Country Life, 15s.). The book is written for the members of the Royal Naval Polo Association, but it deserves, and will undoubtedly obtain, a wider public, for it is the completest short guide to the game we have read, and is certainly a book that no young player should be without. We are glad to see that old Fillis, though he wrote more than fifty years ago; is still recommended as one of the chief authorities on horsemanship, and that Major Patterson's recent Sympathetic Training of Horse and Man is also chosen as a manual. The chapters on Team Play, Equipment, and Horsemastership are exceptionally good : we wish all our young players would take the latter to heart, instead of leaving the care of their stables to their stud groom, as so often happens in England. Polo is a game that needs a great deal of planning and forethought : a team that arranged its " pony-power " according to the advice in these pages would increase their collective handicap by several goals.