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North Road Farm horse riding school, Fremont NH

1 Hour Horse Riding Lesson

Jackie is popular for 1 hour riding lesson

1 Hour Horse Riding Lesson


This private horse riding lesson is taught by head instructor Jan Brubacher.  

This 1 hour horse riding lesson is based on the foundation of  concepts detailed in the 2 Hour Introduction to Riding Lesson.  You do not have to take the 2 Hour lesson, however it is expected that you are comfortable the basics of horseback riding.

Jan’s hands-on empathic style is one-on-one coaching with you and your horse or pony for the entire 1 hour horse riding lesson.  No one will be barking out orders from the end of the arena while your struggle grows into fear or angst.  You will hear Jan, feel her adjust your body parts and see her demonstrate from the ground or mounted concepts you want to master.  You can ask questions and get answers anytime.  We want you to be absolutely delighted at the end of your lesson. We promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Assistant Handler for 1 Hour Horse riding lesson

If you need assistance with leading, grooming, equipment and basic riding skills, you will have an assistant handler.  This kind, patient person ensures safety and confidence.  Our goal is to eliminate stress for both you and your horse.  The assistant handler will help you clearly absorb and execute key concepts faster while increasing your satisfaction and intimate connection you with your mount.

1 Hour Riding Lesson will review and reinforce:

  1. Horse psychology and communication.
  2. English versus western riding.  How to choose and why.
  3. Discover your natural aids: legs, hands, hips/seat, torso, voice to balance and easily cue horse
  4. Use your natural aids plus saddle & bridle to cue horse to go forward, halt, back, turn left, turn right while riding
  5. Lesson include halter, lead, groom, put on saddle & bridle.  Adjust equipment to yourself and horse.
  6. In arena, safely mount & dismount using a mounting block.
  7. Enjoy core stretching and strengthening yoga exercises for your body
  8. Ride walk, trot/jog, canter/lope your horse based on skill and safety during your riding lesson.
  9. Learn the correct, natural horse cues for walk, trot/jog, canter/lope.  It’s OK if you are a walk/trot rider.
  10. Review your lesson to reinforce concepts achieved and homework to prepare for your next ride.
  11. After riding lesson, extra time to untack your horse and give it a pleasant spray bath, weather appropriate.
  12. Clean and care for your riding equipment so it’s ready for the next lesson.

The 1 Hour Riding Lesson puts you in the saddle a solid 45 minutes fully immersed with your horse or pony.  Plus additional 30 minutes time to groom and tack up your horse or pony


Most lessons are private one-on-one with Jan Brubacher as your instructor.  Semi-private lessons are held based on riders’ skill level.  As you gain skill, experience and independence, you will qualify for practice rides or leasing your favorite horse.


You will be paired with a mount that matches your skill level, height and weight.  The horses will carry no more that 210 lbs. of rider weight.  All riders must complete and submit online this Rider Release form.


Spring, summer, fall you will ride in the safety of the well-drained, sand-clay outdoor riding arena complete with outdoor lights for evening rides.  During the winter you will ride at the indoor arena for an additional $10 rental fee.  If weather is not inviting, lessons are rescheduled at no additional charge.  


An assistant handler is recommended for beginner or anxious students needing additional support from start to finish. This knowledgeable, patient person provides that extra pair of hands for all the detail work from tacking up, mounting up, the lesson and finish.


Once your ride is completed, you again have extra time to untack your horse, clean & store the riding equipment.  There is always time to give your mount a relaxing spray bath with hot or cold water.


Your family or friends will enjoy watching you ride from the elevated observation deck.


Jackie & Allie V arena obstacles

How to Schedule Your Ride

  1. Check Horse Activity Calendar to find OPEN times that correspond with your availability.
  2. Contact Courtney, Coordinator of Horses, complete and submit the online formNote your preferred dates and times in the comments field. 
  3. Complete and submit online Rider Release form.
  4. Complete your horseback ride payment.
  5. Thank you for patiently waiting (24-48 hrs) for Courtney to confirm your ride date, time and payment.

Payment and Bank Fees

You have several ways to pay for your horseback ride:


  1. Direct payment from your bank to North Road Farm using Zelle or Venmo.  Use North Road Farm bank phone #603-303-1584 to Jan Brubacher.
  2. Pay cash via mail or in person.
  3.  Credit card will add an additional transaction fee to your order.
Please Sign Ride Release
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