Testimonials – what our clients have to say about us
As relative novice to the horse world after many years away from horses I found myself the owner of an OTTB and in need of a support base. Friends told me about AMT and how they have a refreshing approach to the training clinics they facilitate at their property.
Since then I have attended three clinics at AMT and have thoroughly enjoyed them all but more importantly came away with some great learning outcomes. The vibe is relaxed and family like and Andrew and Maike are perfect hosts who really do everything they can to make you and your horses comfortable. They have great ethics underpinning the choice of trainers they choose for their clinics. Plus they try to match your needs and style with the trainer they think will be best for you.
The facilities are great and the food awesome on group nights. If you are an experienced horse person or a novice AMT is a great place to go and learn good horsemanship. I give them a five star rating!!!
I am new to Natural Horsemanship. Whilst having a lesson with Andrew, I felt comfortable and in good hands. Andrew is calm and friendly, he explains things well. I find it challenging but the rewards are wonderful.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Andrew. He is clearly a kind, knowledgeable and experienced horseman. I need help with my confidence in the saddle. My lesson was in a calm environment and Andrew’s guidance and interaction was at the right level and pace for me and my horse. I feel more positive already and intend to have more lessons with AMT.
With a suggestion from AMT Equestrian I made the best decision of my equine life to date – to participate in a Steve Halfpenny clinic. To use a cliche “it changed my life”!
The patience and understanding of Steve, along with his techniques, gave me the tools to give my horse confidence, and better educate him on his journey from racetrack to riding.
The difference in my horse in just a few days with Steve was indescribable! The potential for my horse, the blossoming horse and rider bond, and the grounded approach of his clinic opened a window into my personal psyche highlighting some areas that could benefit from a review!
My appreciation of both Steve Halfpenny, and Andrew and Maike from AMT Equestrian is enormous, and I look forward to the new direction of my equine future.
Just wanted to say thank you to Andrew for all the passion, encouragement and effort he has put into teaching myself and Keith (my horse) during our riding lessons with him.
The level of progress we have made in such a short time is amazing.
I feel very fortunate to have lessons with Andrew who’s knowledge, passion and patience has given me a sound foundation and the confidence to work towards achieving my personal riding goals.
I appreciate the time and effort the Turnbulls have put in to creating a top notch clinic venue in the midst of a welcoming home environment nestled in beautiful bush county.
I have attended several clinics organised and hosted my AMT, and every year the facilities and amenities just keep getting better – there are few venues left where you can safely camp and yard your horse and focus on immersing yourself fully into the clinic experience.
The provision of well respected clinicians from around the world, covering different but complementary aspects of equitation, Horsemanship and animal health is a resource rarely found in one place, let alone on the verifiable doorstep of Perth.
I first met Maike and Andrew Turnbull in March 2014 at a Martin Black Cow working clinic that they had organised. This was to be the first ‘away’ trip for my little horse Link by himself. He was no trouble whatsoever and I could have sworn he had done it before! The clinic was a great success and I met some lovely people, some of whom have become very special friends.
I have since had the pleasure of riding at two Jeff Sanders clinics at AMT; November 2015 and 2016. I have found his way of teaching, based on the skills of the California Vaquero both beneficial to the horse and rider. His ease of explaining and breaking down instructions for a variety of movements, including lateral work to further the training of myself, and my horses in working towards self-collection to be easily understood. I have noticed a significant improvement in my horse and horsemanship skills.
I was also present at a Lameness and Pain Workshop in August 2015 consisting of lectures and practical demonstrations conducted by two veterinarians and an equine sports masseur. I found the workshop very informative. When the opportunity arises again I highly recommend you attending.
Thank you so much to AMT your place has a lovely friendly atmosphere with great facilities. You are both fabulous people!