Are You Ready to Experience
Pure Joy with your Horse?
At Pure Joy Horsemanship, the perfect horse-human relationship begins with compassion, understanding,
and positive experiences.
You and Your Horse Deserve Pure Joy!
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Why Pure Joy Horsemanship?
Pure Joy Horsemanship uses training methods that are compassionate, fear-free, force-free, and scientifically-based.
Pure Joy Horsemanship improves welfare by creating physical comfort, emotional balance, and healthy patterns of movement.
Pure Joy Horsemanship provides knowledge and support you need to be a well-informed and confident handler, rider, and caregiver.
Pure Joy Horsemanship is dedicated to enriching the lives of horses and the humans who love them.
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, HorseChannel.com, and WoofOnNashville.com.
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 horsemanship practices, improve horses' lives, and create joyful relationships between them and the humans who love them."
- Dale Rudin
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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!
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.
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.