opponents. The more skillful the players, the more difficult it will be to read their moves as they act based on the surprise factor, making unpredictable moves (as is the case with Cambiaso).
2) Tactics: By observing the way our opponents play at that moment, their game plan and where the game takes place.
3) Shot position: We must pay attention to shot preparation; where our opponent's legs, elbows, shoulders and head are placed. All four main shots as well as the eight complementary shots have a particular position.
4) Habit: We must remember that all players tend to repeat moves that have usually worked for them.
5) The horse's ability to anticipate moves through quick reactions.
We can talk about subconscious rider input which simply means continuing with game actions without having to focus our attention on manoeuvring the horse.
Lack of anticipation implies waiting for someone to hit the ball in order to later react and go towards it, which means we are arriving late. An example of this would be as follows: