1 Hour Private Lesson


You will ride a solid 45 minute workout in English or western gear and get your instructor’s undivided attention during this  One Hour Private Riding Lesson. Your lesson will take place in the safety of the North Road Farm riding arena or on the beautiful open space Fremont Rail-Trail network. Either place, Jan Brubacher will be by your side from the ground or mounted horseback to guide you through the natural cues your horse is waiting to receive to take action or slow down to a halt.

A minimum of 20 minutes extra time is factored in this lesson to give you plenty of breathing space to halter, groom and gear-up your horse or pony for your One Hour Private Riding Lesson. Once your ride is completed, you again have extra time to untack your horse, clean the riding equipment and return to the proper resting place. If your horse deserves a relaxing spray bath with hot or cold water, you have that wonderful post-ride time to care for your mount and clean-up yourself.

Please complete & submit online Ride & Volunteer release prior to your lesson

You know the basics detailed in the Two Hour Introduction Lesson (see below)  You can execute all steps independently or with minimal assistance.

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One Hour Private Riding Lesson is based on the foundation of horseback riding concepts detailed in the Two Hour Introduction to Riding Lesson. You do not have to take this Two Hour lesson, however it is expected that you are comfortable with these foundation concepts. The 1 Hour Private Riding Lesson will review and reinforce:

  1. Horse psychology and communication.
  2. English versus western.  How to choose and why.
  3. Discover your natural aids: legs, hands, hips/seat, torso, voice to balance and easily cue horse or pony
  4. Use your natural aids plus saddle & bridle to go forward, halt, back, turn left, turn right
  5. Halter, lead, groom, put on saddle & bridle.  Adjust equipment to yourself and horse or pony.
  6. In arena, safely mount & dismount using a mounting block.  Ride walk, trot/jog, canter/lope based on skill and safety.
  7. Learn to correct, natural cues for walk, trot/jog, canter/lope.
  8. Your lesson may include bareback, games, yoga exercises.
  9. Extra time to untack your horse or pony and give it a pleasant spray bath, weather appropriate.
  10. Clean and care for your riding equipment so it’s ready for the next  use.
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