Me and my trainer Gretchen

Me and my trainer Gretchen

Ah, the dreaded Chair Seat. Many of us do it, for many different reasons…habit, poor saddle fit, or just simply because we don’t even realize we’re doing it! In the first of a new series of blogs, Sandie and I share our trainer Gretchen Bender with you all, to demonstrate an exercise we can all do to correct a chair seat issue.

Gretchen Bender has been training riders and horses for more than 15 years. She worked as a professional trainer for 8 years in California before moving out east to Ohio, where Sandie and I were lucky enough to make her acquaintance!  Gretchen has competed in the sport of 3-Day Eventing through Intermediate level, as well as Third Level Dressage. Her focus is on creating relaxation and softness with the horses and riders she trains. You can learn more about Gretchen and her training here!