Saved By ONA

ONA-Elbow-Pads-Yellow-3My ONA elbow pads saved my season.  Playing club chukkas on Saturday, I took a full hit from 20 yards away to my left elbow.  Like so many elbow injuries, it was hit by a player on my own team.  We were heading towards goal, slightly right of it, and I was in front of the ball.  My concentration was on the opposing player to my right, and not the ball.  The hitter was trying to go slightly left, towards goal.  Instead, it went straight to me.

It sounded like a gunshot as it hit my elbow.   My arm buzzed like I had been electrocuted.  While I feared the worst, I still had a grip of the reins and could move my arm and fingers, so I figured I had not broken it.  After a short break, played on the rest of the chukka and through the afternoon.

If I hadn’t been wearing elbow guards, I am sure it would have been season over.  That hit would have shattered my elbow.

Amazingly, my ONA elbow pads do not seem damaged.  I cannot feel any break in the cup where the ball hit me, though my elbow is still a little sore.

Elbow pads and protective eye-wear is mandatory for under-23 players, and is highly recommended for players to wear anytime they are on a polo field.  ONA Elbow Pads are available in Malaysia and Singapore from Zack’s Tack.


About Peter Abisheganaden

Polo Player, Tournament Director and Executive Secretary of the Royal Malaysian Polo Association. FIP Ambassador and FIP Tournament Director of FIP Snow Polo World Cup and Super Nations Cup. World Cup and Asian Games Showjumper. Champion SEA Games Showjumper and Eventer. FEI L3 Show Jumping Course Designer and L1 Course Presenter. Champion amateur jockey. Retailer and wholesaler of saddlery and polo equipment and Managing Director of Zack's Tack.
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