We have made the move to Bend, Oregon and are now training at our private facility. We offer private lessons and full training with board. We are located 20 minutes from downtown Bend.
Renegade Equine is an ethical and humane equine training company dedicated to fostering the human-horse connection.
We respect your horse’s unique needs, personality and boundaries.
We advocate for the most natural living and training environment for your horse.
We use resistance-free methods and create relationships built on trust.
Founded by long-time equestrian and certified trainer, Katie Dixon, Renegade Equine helps equestrians build holistic connections with their equine partners to improve performance through understanding their natural behaviors. We focus on conscious, connected, holistic and comprehensive equine education. Our training methodologies are guided holistic and personalized approaches based on personality assessments, horse and rider needs, and goals. These include behavior modification for working through negative experiences, herbal support for physical and emotional issues, nutritional influences in well-being and behavior, understanding of natural herd dynamics, and above all, supporting correct horse posture without the use of forceful artificial tools. We specialize in bitless, bridleless and barefoot methods.
About Katie Dixon
Katie Dixon is the founder and managing director of Renegade Equine. Prior to founding Renegade, Katie was the Equine Program Director at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch for over 5 years. Katie is an experienced and passionate equine educator with a competitive background in classical dressage and upper-level eventing throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. She provides ground and under saddle instruction to all levels of horses and riders. Katie believes in a relationship-centered approach using natural horsemanship methodologies that advocate compassion, communication, and leadership. Training for both horses and riders is focused on a partnership built on respect, trust, and positive reinforcement.
- Reach Out To Horses® Certified Trainer
- Cranio Connection Program for EquineCraniosacral Therapy (ECST) Certified Practitioner
- Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism Certified Practitioner
- Reiki Practitioner
Katie teaches in a genuine, authentic way which is both grounding and uplifting to both two and four legged partners. She understands the equine herd dynamic and encourages calm confidence in her riding and training clients. I highly recommend her services.Adam Clark,
Katie is an amazing horse woman! She has taught me so much about building trust with horses that translated into a complete awakening of their voices. I feel as though I can play, exercise and rehab horses and truly have a line of equal communication with them without the frustration that often happened in the past.Suzanne Kayer
Katie is a genuine equine professional in every sense of the word. She is a compassionate, patient, and skilled listener, and a person that all horses gravitate towards. The combination of horsemanship and holistic healing for equines make Katie invaluable part of any barn.Jodi Messenich
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Founded by long-time equestrian and trainer, Katie Dixon, Renegade Equine helps equestrians build holistic connections with their equine partners to improve performance through understanding their natural behaviors.
Our training methodologies are guided holistic and personalized approaches based on personality assessments, horse and rider needs, and goals. We travel locally for lessons in Portland, Oregon and are available nationally for clinics.
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