Your horse's well-being is our first priority.
Our whole-horse training program provides a low stress environment in which your horse will feel thrive.
Your horse's health and happiness is at the
cornerstone of everything we do.
A comprehensive functional and behavioral evaluation
Safe comfortable surroundings
Regular owner updates
4 or more sessions per week
Custom forage-based diet
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 are currently accepting a limited number of training horses to ensure each receives personalized care and attention.
*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.
Functional Evaluation: Dale will assess your horse's comfort, gait, posture, function, musculoskeletal symmetry, hoof balance, and dental alignment.
Behavioral Evaluation - Gain insight into the cause of your horse's unwanted behaviors with a behavior analysis.
Horse and Rider Evaluation - Receive an in depth review of strengths, weaknesses, and detailed plan for creating 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.
Consultations - $85/hr plus $20/hr travel
Complete Wellness Package - $240
Package Includes Any Three of the Above Evaluation Options
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.
$80. Add a hay analysis report - $25.