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Create the ideal relationship with your
horse with kindness, compassion,
and positive reinforcement.
We believe all horses deserve to
live their best lives so we created a sanctuary and rehabilitation center for traumatized and abused horses.
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What is Pure Joy Horsemanship?
Pure Joy Horsemanship provides horse training, care, and rehabilitation using scientifically-based welfare-centered methods.
Pure Joy Horsemanship improves horses' health and quality of life by creating physical comfort and developing emotional balance.
Pure Joy Horsemanship provides the information and support you need to be a confident handler, rider, and caregiver.
Pure Joy Horsemanship enriches the lives of horses and the humans who love them.
Dale Rudin has dedicated 35 years to training and caring for horses and is a passionate advocate for equine welfare. Dale loves helping people better understand and appreciate the incredible intelligence, sensitivity, and generosity horses possess.
Dale is a positive reinforcement-based horse trainer, CHA certified riding instructor, Certified Equine Nutritionist, equine rehabilitation and behavior specialist, and saddle fitter. She also develops products that improve horse's lives and make it easier for us to care for them.
Dale co-founded ForceFree Tennessee, an animal advocacy group, and contributes horse training and behavior articles to Horse Illustrated, HorseChannel.com, and WoofOnNashville.com.
Dale offers training, instruction, clinics, and workshops at her farm, Lyric Valley Ranch, in Santa Fe, Tennessee and remote teaching and consultations. For a complete list of services, click here.
"I founded Pure Joy Horsemanship to create joyful experiences between horses and the humans who love them."
- Dale Rudin
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We teach your horse new skills, resolve mild to extreme behavior problems, and offer physical rehabilitation to restore function and comfort.
We offer expert advice on behavior, care, relationship, riding, groundwork, saddle fit, management, hoof rehabilitation, and nutrition.
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!
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!
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.