Your horse's well-being is our first priority.
Our holistic training program follows the sciences of Applied Behavioral and Equine Mechanics to create healthy movement, comfort, balance, and emotional stability.
Your horse's health and happiness should be the
cornerstone of every experience you share.
A comprehensive functional and behavioral evaluation
Daily attention and care
Regular progress updates
Regular progress reports
4 or more sessions per week
Riding and/or horsemanship lessons
Twice daily feeding
Accommodations for horses with metabolic sensitivities and grass intolerance
Expert hoof care, body work, dental balancing and transportation services (billed separately)
An open door policy for owners to observe training sessions - please schedule in advance
Additional services upon request
We accept a limited number of resident equines to ensure each receives the personalized care and attention they deserve.
*We offer compassionate Welfare Centered Board and Care to all our resident equines which includes:
24/7 access to forage and clean water
Spacious mud resistant paddock
Spacious self-choice shelter
Regular turn out on grass pasture (if appropriate)
Fans in the summer
Blanketing, fly spray, fly mask on/off, hoof and wound care
Daily paddock cleaning
Farm-wide fly control
Balance, relaxation, comfort, confidence,
compassion, connection, and FUN for horse and human are at the heart of every lesson at Pure Joy Horsemanship.
We are here to help our beginner and advanced students achieve success in all aspects of their horsemanship experience.
We offer instruction in:
Fear Reduction and Confidence Building
Positive Reinforcement/Clicker Training
Groundwork & In-Hand Skills
Private Lessons: $85/hr
(Please allow additional time/cost for a horse/equipment assessment at your first lesson)
Group Lesson: $60/hr per student
Remote Lessons: $75/hr + $15 per video evaluation (Via phone, Skype or Zoom)
Travel Cost - $20/hr
We welcome haul-in students at Lyric Valley Ranch in Sante Fe, TN.
Consults offer in depth looks into specific ares of your horse's
performance, behavior, comfort, and wellness.
Complete Functional Evaluation: Dale will assess your horse's gait, posture, mobility, musculoskeletal symmetry, hooves, and dental alignment.
Behavioral Evaluation - Gain insight into the cause of your horse's unwanted behaviors with an evidence-based behavior analysis.
Horse and Rider Evaluation - Receive an in depth review of strengths, weaknesses, and detailed plan for making improvements in communication, connection, and performance. Trainer collaborations are welcome.
Tack Assessment/Saddle Evaluation: An ill-fitting saddle can damage your horse. Learn if your tack is helping or hurting your horse and if it's the right fit for you.
Nutrition Evaluation: Dale is a Certified Equine Nutritionist and can give you a complete dietary evaluation and recommendations either in person or online.
Equine Management: Learn how to house and care for your horse in a way that improves welfare, health, performance, and behavior.
New Owner Support: Dale helps new owners get started on the right "hoof" with horse and tack selection services and expert guidance in horse care, handling and management.
Hourly Rate: $85
Complete Wellness Package - $240
Package Includes Any Three of the Above Evaluation Options
Up to Three Hours
$50 each additional hour
20% off for each additional horse
Online Instruction and Consultations - Make progress with your horse anywhere in the world! Connect by phone, email, Pivo, or Zoom.
$75/hr $15 per video assessment.
Online Nutrition Assessments - Contact Dale to receive your nutrition questionnaire and instructions on how to submit photos of your horse.
$75. Add a hay analysis report - $25.