Renegade Equine is an ethical and humane equine training company dedicated to fostering the human-horse connection.
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. She is a life-long horse lover and student of the horse. Katie grew up in Vermont competing in eventing and show jumping, having taken her passion for eventing and classical dressage to Kentucky, Colorado, Oregon, and the UK. Prior to founding Renegade, Katie was the Equine Program Director at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch for 5 years, managing the rehabilitation programs for 50 horses along with teaching a full spectrum of lessons from natural horsemanship to ground work to dressage to jumping.
Katie is passionate about equine language and behavior, full-spectrum healing (physical, emotional, environmental, nutritional), and helping horses from all walks of life grow into their highest potential. She provides ground and under saddle instruction to a wide variety of horses and riders, aiming to improve communication, connection and confidence for the partnership. Katie believes in a relationship-centered approach using holistic and natural horsemanship methodologies that advocate compassion, communication, and leadership. She offers in-person lessons, virtual lessons, workshops, clinics and
courses to people throughout the United States.
Katie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Murray State University and currently sits on the Board of Director’s for 3 Sisters Equine Refuge in Oregon. In 2022, Katie founded a 501(c)(3) sanctuary and school for horses in rescue called Ayla’s Equine Revival, which serves the community by providing comprehensive education, rehabilitation, training, and long-term sanctuary placement.
- Reach Out To Horses® Certified Trainer & Instructor
- Cranio Connection Program for EquineCraniosacral Therapy (ECST) Certified Practitioner
- Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism Certified Practitioner
- Reiki Practitioner
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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 and around Brownsville, Vermont and are available nationally for clinics.
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