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.

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Training includes:

  • A comprehensive functional and behavioral evaluation

  • Individual attention and care

  • Ongoing assessments

  • Welfare-centered board and care*

  • Regular progress reports

  • 4 or more training sessions per week

  • Weekly riding and/or horsemanship lessons

  • Customized diet formulated by Certified Equine Nutritionist

  • Twice daily feeding and 24/7 forage

  • 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

  • Custom diet served twice per day

  • Regular turn out on grass pasture

  • Fans in the summer

  • Blanketing, fly spray, fly mask on/off, hoof and wound care

  • Daily paddock cleaning

  • 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:

  • Relationship Building

  • Fear Reduction and Confidence Building

  • Positive Reinforcement/Clicker Training

  • Compassionate Communication

  • Groundwork & In-Hand Skills

  • Trick Training

  • Casual Riding

  • English Riding

  • Classical Dressage

  • Western Riding

  • Gaited Riding

  • Gaited Dressage


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, and balance points - musculoskeletal symmetry, hooves, and teeth.

Behavioral Assessment - Gain insight into your horse's emotional state.  Learn the cause of unwanted behaviors and how to improve confidence, relaxation, and connection.   .

Rider Assessment - A new perspective and valuable tips can elevate your ride!  Even small changes in communication and position in the saddle can make huge improvements in your horse's performance. 

Performance Assessment -  Dale will work with you and your horse to assess and resolve performance issues and elevate your horse's athletic ability.  She is also happy to consult and collaborate with your trainer.

Tack Assessment/Saddle Fitting: Learn if your tack is helping or hurting your horse and if it's a good fit for you.

Nutrition Consulting: Dale is a certified nutrition consultant and offers dietary advice and balancing for the individual horse.

Equine Management: Learn how to improve your horse's welfare and streamline your daily horse care tasks.

New Owner Support:   Dale loves helping new owners get started on the right "hoof."  Select your first horse, purchase tack, and gain essential skills with expert guidance.



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

Additional Services

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.