Pro Athlete Nacho Figueras Teaches Andy Zenor How to Play Polo

Pro Athlete Nacho Figueras Teaches Andy Zenor How to Play Polo
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    Hey, Ellen, I know a little bit about sports,
    but I don't know anything about polo,
    so today your friend Nacho's gonna show me the ropes.
    [INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]
    [MALLET STRIKING BALL]
    [MALLET STRIKING BALL]
    Oh, boy.
    Hi.
    Hey, what's up, Andy?
    Good to see you, Nacho.
    Good to see you.
    What's going on?
    I'm, uh, gonna learn how to ride polo h-horses.
    Are you scared?
    I gotta to be honest, I've never ridden.
    So that's a good-looking horse.
    Yeah.
    What's your horse's name?
    It's called Andy.
    Andy, it's a good name, horse.
    You got a good-looking shirt.
    I actually didn't know what you were gonna wear today,
    so I brought a few.
    Yes.
    I do actually have--
    that's what you're wearing this weekend?
    Yeah, this is what I'm wearing this weekend.
    Are you OK?
    That's not it, hang on.
    No, uh-uh.
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    I appreciate your patience.
    Yup.
    Nope.
    It's here.
    That's--
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    Yup.
    --gonna keep--
    Uh-huh.
    Sorry, Andy.
    Nope.
    Turquoise?
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    Nope.
    I got it, I got it.
    Yep.
    OK, so--
    Woo.
    How do I look?
    OK, but if we're gonna make you look more Argentinian,
    we need to show a little bit of hair.
    OK.
    Are these real?
    Uh, yeah, those are real.
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    [NACHO LAUGHING]
    Hi, Andy.
    The first thing we should do is, I'll
    show you how to hold a mallet.
    OK.
    It's made of bamboo--
    Bamboo.
    --53 is the number of inches.
    53 inches, size doesn't matter.
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    Yeah, it does.
    53 inches are important.
    OK.
    Like that?
    You hold it like this--
    Like this?
    --and you're gonna hit the ball with this part of the mallet.
    OK?
    OK, horse.
    Andy, get out of the way.
    Me or him?
    No, both.
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    Next is we get you on the horse.
    There's one last thing I always like to do before I get going.
    Uh-huh.
    I like to get my pony on.
    [MUSIC - GINUWINE, "PONY"]
    [AUDIENCE CHEERING, LAUGHING]
    If you're horny, let's do it--
    Yup, lot of people actually going for polo.
    [KISSING, CLICKING TONGUE, SLAPPING]
    Yah!
    I got it.
    This isn't that hard.
    Nacho, how am I doing?
    You're doing good.
    --jump on it.
    OK.
    OK.
    So, here we go.
    Foxy is here, let's get you on a horse, Andy.
    So this is--
    Yeah.
    --this is Foxy.
    One, two.
    And just kick over?
    One, two, three.
    [WHOOSH] All right, I'm on a horse.
    [PATTING TWICE]
    Looking good.
    OK.
    So we're just going?
    So we're just going to go towards the ball--
    OK--
    --OK?
    --going towards the ball.
    Here we go.
    Now.
    Ooh, I gotta bend over.
    A little late.
    Bend over and heels down, remember.
    Heels down, yes.
    Heels down, yeah, there, boom.
    [MALLET STRIKING BALL]
    Hey!
    My first shot!
    Not bad!
    That was your first shot and it was good.
    Boom, very good.
    Oh, boy.
    Now, boom.
    Well done!
    Is it a par three?
    I think we should try and gallop.
    Gallop?
    Yeah.
    The most important thing is this.
    Heels down.
    That's what's gonna give you balance.
    It's more-- it's weird, it's like you--
    the thing that is in your--
    The balance [INAUDIBLE]?
    The balance is between the--
    Really?
    It's there.
    Oh, wow, that was a secret you just told me.
    I could tell you the word but--
    Huevos?
    Yeah, los huevos.
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    Los huevos is where the balance is in polo.
    OK.
    [KISSING]
    [INAUDIBLE]
    Whoa, I'm doing it, I'm doing it!
    Huevos, huevos!
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    [CLUCKING TONGUE, KISSING]
    Whoa.
    How come you're so stable and I'm flopping?
    Because this is what I do for a living.
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    Oh, well, that's true.
    I wear short shorts.
    Relax the upper body.
    Heels down, heels down.
    Heels down.
    Whoa!
    Oh, OK.
    Oh, I wanna stand up.
    [MALLET STRIKING BALL]
    Go, go, go.
    [WIND BLOWING]
    This way, this way.
    Ah!
    Ah!
    Slow down!
    Slow down!
    Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
    whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa--
    [AUDIENCE SCREAMING, LAUGHING]
    Ah!
    [THUMP]
    [AUDIENCE GASPING]
    I'm OK, I'm OK.
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    I'm fine.
    Tough guy, right, Nacho?
    I mean, tough.
    You're ready.
    Also, you know what, though?
    You don't ride until you fall, that's the truth.
    I fall every other day.
    It's OK.
    So I'm like Nacho.
    I'm cool.
    You're closer.
    Closer.
    [NACHO LAUGHING]
    Closer to being Nacho.
    [WHOOSH]
    OK, Nacho, you got me?
    From here.
    OK.
    Oh, boy.
    OK.
    Ready?
    [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
    [NACHO LAUGHING]
    Now I know what it's really like.
    I feel like I'm in a cologne ad!
    Oh, you want me to move back?
    Yeah.
    OK.
    I love you.
    Oh, Nacho.
    Yeah.
    So this is what it's like.
    Let's go.
    International man of mystery.
    Yeah.
    So you know a lot of famous people, right?
    Yeah.
    Did you go to the Prince Harry wedding?
    Yeah.
    Could you introduce me to him?
    [AUDIENCE CHEERING, LAUGHING]
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