The Academic Seat, Part 1: Physical Seat (Masterclass Art of Riding 1)

In the first part of the seminar on the academic seat, we focus on the so-called physical seat – the “going with the horse”. If we want to develop the seat as a primary aid, the first step is to stay on top – but with balance! And: to not disturb the horse.

This sounds much easier than it is, because too much tension in the seat often prevents us from really feeling the horse.

In this seminar we will discuss 

  • What is the physical seat?
  • What movement does the rider’s pelvis make?
  • How can we feel the movement of the horse’s legs?
  • Seat and chest rotation
  • Exercises and inner pictures that enable us to feel better
  • Why is learning to ride so difficult?

The seminar lasts approx. 90 minutes and questions can be asked during the live seminar. The recording is available for 3 months!

This seminar is part of the MASTERCLASS ART OF RIDING with Bettina Biolik:
One year to take your riding to the next level!

– Would you like to improve your riding but don’t really know where to start?
– Would you like to understand the seat and find out how to refine your aids?
– Would you like precise instructions on side movements?
– Do you dream of more harmony with your horse when riding?

Then join our new Masterclass with Bettina Biolik!

The Masterclass consists of 10 live online seminars.
The entire Masterclass is free for our annual subscribers!

About Bettina Biolik:

Bettina Biolik is a licensed Bent Branderup trainer. She knows how to explain art of riding content in a way that is easy to understand and yet doesn’t neglect complexities. Her warm and open manner makes her students feel well taken care of and she pays great attention to fine communication with the horse.

Bettina gives courses worldwide and has been part of the Online Horse Academy since 2020. In February 2023 she founded her learning platform The Art of Riding Classroom.

You can find out more about Bettina at

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