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You and Your Horse Deserve Pure Joy


Pure Joy Horsemanship is a positive, compassionate, integrated approach to

horse training, equine care, and the horse-human relationship

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Your horse will learn new skills and collaborative behaviors in a safe and supportive environment.  At Pure Joy, our training program is centered around the health of your horse's mind and body.


Contact us about on-site and virtual help with expert advice on the topics that are important to you and your horse: behavior challenges, horse-human communication, saddle fitting, hoof health, physical and emotional rehabilitation, trauma recovery, and nutrition.

Enjoy one-on-one guidance from a qualified instructor to develop the skills you need to create a successful relationship with your horse on the ground and under saddle.    

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Learn with us!  Attend our educational events to learn about welfare-centered horse training, behavior, care, and more online, at Pure Joy Horsemanship in Santa Fe, Tennessee.  You can also have us give a clinic at your farm! 



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.

We believe ALL horses

deserve to live their best lives! 


Unfortunately, too many horses are treated and used in ways that damage their minds, bodies, and souls.  Visit our sanctuary where we rehabilitate these deserving beings and give them a forever home.

All training and consulting services support

Pure Joy Horse Haven 501(c)3

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