Are You Ready to Experience

Pure Joy with your Horse?


At Pure Joy Horsemanship, the ideal relationship

with your horse begins with understanding,

compassion, and positive experiences.


You and Your Horse Deserve Pure Joy!


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Why Pure Joy Horsemanship?


Pure Joy Horsemanship provides education and rehabilitation services for your horse using scientifically-based force-free and fear-free methods.

Pure Joy Horsemanship improves your horse's welfare by creating physical balance, emotional stability, and healthy movement.

Pure Joy Horsemanship provides the information and support you need to be a confident handler, rider, and caregiver. 

​Pure Joy Horsemanship is passionate about enriching the lives of horses and the humans who love them.


                    Meet Dale

Dale Rudin has dedicated 35 years to training and caring for horses.  She is a passionate advocate for equine welfare.  Dale loves helping people better understand these highly intelligent and sensitive beings and how to have safe, successful, rewarding rewarding relationships with them.  


Dale is a positive reinforcement-based horse trainer, CHA certified riding instructor, certified equine nutritionist, equine rehabilitation and behavior specialist, and saddle fitter.  She co-founded ForceFree Tennessee, and contributes horse training and behavior articles to Horse Illustrated,, and

Dale offers training, instruction, clinics, and workshops at her farm, Lyric Valley Ranch in Santa Fe, Tennessee as well as remote learning and consultations.  For a complete list of services, click here

"I founded Pure Joy Horsemanship to inspire humane treatment of horses, improve horses' lives, and create joyful experiences between horses and the humans who love them."

                             - Dale Rudin

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We are here to help resolve your horse's behavior issues, teach new skills, and improve performance with healthy, affirming training techniques.

We are happy to share our knowledge, offer guidance, and advise on topics such as behavior, performance, biomechanics, saddle fit, management, and nutrition.

Lessons are a great way to get the one-on-one instruction you need to make each moment you spend with your horse a safe, successful, and fulfilling experience. 

Classes, seminars, workshops, and clinics. OH MY!  We offer live online events, workshops and clinics at our farm, and will soon offer educational webinars.



I am crying, imagining the load that must have fallen off this sweet boy when he realized that "saying" no is okay. I imagined that a tiny part of pain and confusion in his brain was exchanged with a spark of hope! Something worth living for.  Dale, I am so thankful that God created you to be that first encouraging spark for so many sad horses and has empowered you to explain and report your work to us in a way, it touches the heart!

-Melanie S.

You have a gift, Dale. Just call’em like I see’em. I’m ever thankful for the help you gave me and Whiz.

I appreciate so much all that you are doing for both of my horses. I consider you a mentor, teaching me a better way to have a trusting relationship with them. It’s been so great to see the progress being made!

You are a blessing 💖

Thank you, Dale! I always enjoy your emails with awesome tips for improving my relationships with my boys. I am seeing great progress now. Babe is now loading up for me willingly and going places. I hope to bring him there next time you offer a clinic for both of us. Stay well my friend. 

This is so validating. I recently discovered my reactive little horse’s needs. A: more time to just stand and process "scary" stuff, before being asked to move forward;  B: some unrestricted trotting at the beginning of a ride, to release excess energy. Neither of these are necessarily what I want, LOL. I was so resistant to allowing her to tell me what would make her more comfortable!! But the resulting communication is so much better. Thank you for your workshop that helped me to see things through her eyes.