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SECOND DAY OF THE ELEPHANT STORY VERSUS THE FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP ELEPHANT POLO MATCH (Episode 3 of 4)

November 30, 2014


On the second day of the “friendly” but ferociously fought match with the Four Seasons Tented Camp team, we all had specific aches and pains, particularly the senior citizen who experienced The Golden Triangle back in the dangerous days.   Those days were exciting but few people have any idea of what I am talking about.

Moreover, many people have no concept of what elephant polo is all about.  I think the photo below pretty much sums it up. You are trying to connect with a small ball using a very long stick surrounded by tree trunk sized elephant legs.

Apart from good eye/hand coordination, acrobatics and an absence of fear of falling play a major role in one’s success in this soon-to-be Olympic sport.

Khun Wee and the senior citizen illustrate some of the required positions to connect with a small ball.

Therefore, when one finally connects and scores a goal, the mahouts are often more excited than the players.