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
Individual attention and care
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
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, 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
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.