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To find more joy and connection by holistically building their horse's foundation for life-long soundness
To find more joy and connection by holistically building their horse's foundation for life-long soundness
Many professionals will be pieces of the puzzle in your horsemanship journey. We’re different. We help you fit all the pieces together. To become that picture of true softness and connection with your horse where all the pieces fit and horsemanship becomes a dance.
You want the best for your horse but you’ve come to realise there are no methods or ‘experts’ right for every horse-human partnership, no matter how popular or fashionable they may be. You know that more is possible – and you’re willing to do what it takes to find it, learn it and live it.
If you’re ready for a more conscious and holistic approach to your horsemanship, we’d love to meet you!
We’ll guide you to master the three pillars of the Holistic Horsemanship Path:
Thanks Andrew and Maike for putting the 5-day challenge together and this video to address questions and flesh things out. I didn't watch live but have found it really interesting and instructive.
Love your horse-centred approach, which is balanced, kind and practical - teaching them and us in a gentle, clear manner.
I love 'reward the try' and 'do as little as possible and as much as necessary'. When I'm fully present, it's apparent that I'm 'better' and more attuned, so doing less is possible and more is given. Rocky is a fabulous co-creator and contributor in helping me learn our dance steps!
What makes AMT Equestrian stand out is their ability to combine horsemanship, biomechanics of the horse and most importantly making sure the horse is in a good mental place. AMT has helped me learn more about how to read where my horse is at mentally and ensuring it is in a good, calm, willing place.
I'm just so grateful to have found you. I love that you are also drawing from other amazing horse trainers and are able to show that you too are always learning.
I attended AMT's 5 Day Intensive in September 2022. The number one thing I learnt was to remember to take my time and not rush when I'm working with my horse. I loved that we had time to practise what we had learnt and the ability to ask for help whenever it was needed. I also really enjoyed the chats about nutrition and holistic veterinary things. It was an amazing opportunity to spend quality time with my horse, with knowledgeable coaches to help in many ways. I thoroughly enjoyed the clinic.
Andrew has done an excellent job with my young colt. Patient and firm, just what he needed. Love the way these guys have built on their knowledge and skills with really good mentors.
I recently attended AMT’s 5 Day Intensive with my QH horse Spidey.
What I enjoyed most about the 5 days was the interaction with everyone and getting to spend heaps of time with my horse where I wouldn't otherwise. I loved the relaxed format.
A key thing I took away was discovering that my body language at times confused my horse. And I also discovered my horse will let you know quite loudly when he's upset. I was so happy about the way the horses were given a voice and we, as riders/handlers were given the tools to listen to them.
To be able to participate in a clinic hosted by the AMT Equestrian team is definitely worth it, doesn’t matter how much you think you're on the ball. Between the physical interactions with your horse or the nutrition/holistic treatments or the goal setting of where you'd like your horse and you to be in the future, it's just great for a horse owner to either gain more knowledge or recap or learn something completely new.
I'd do it again in a heartbeat dependent on having the leave from work available to me!
I've attended AMT's Young horse and groundwork clinic as well as foundation ridden clinic. I learnt how to be more in tune with my horse. I really enjoyed the positive encouraging atmosphere and not having an agenda. Being a very task oriented person I need to be reminded of that frequently. I feel encouraged to go on a journey with practical obtainable steps. I found a place where all the things that are important to me in the development of my horse come together. That is, horsemanship, building relationship and trust with my mare and knowledge and emphasis on biomechanics and long term wellness by incorporating classical principles.
Very proud to know Andrew and Maike Turnbull. Having attended several work shops with Andrew teaching and spent 6 days at Legacy of Legends sharing a house listening and watching both of them share their knowledge and journey.
I love their commitment to horses and riders each other and continued learning and personal growth. Horsemanship is not about a trick to get the horse to do whats wanted its about addressing what goes on between the human and the horse.
Supporting those who are able to ask the question in a safe non-judgemental relaxed environment. My horse and I are blossoming. Thank you guys cant wait to see what the future brings.
I attended AMT's Cattle Working Clinic. It was a great confidence builder for my horse. Andrew was slow and methodical. We had a 50min discussion - then went straight into working with the cows. It was great to see Charmaine demonstrate & see in action as Andrew talked it through. We all got a chance helping the main rider block the cow when needed, cutting out the cow from the pen and individually working the cow up the fence line. The clinic catered for all levels of horse and rider confidence. It was a brilliant day - I'm looking forward to participating again. Great for building both horse & rider confidence in a controlled & safe way.
As a 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.
The number one thing that made me chose AMT for my horse's training was the opportunity to train myself alongside my horse in a setting that helped me feel confident and supported, surrounded by like minded people. I gained confidence, a deeper understanding of horsemanship and a new & unique level of connection with my horse. My horse received exactly what she needed in each moment, and her training was adjusted daily/weekly dependant on what she needed. I was always included and encouraged to learn alongside her.
Maike and Andrew are the most friendly,supportive, approachable team. I’m a beginner rider who has been welcomed into the horse community with open arms thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and resources.
I currently have a horse being trained under saddle at AMT . I visited AMT before I made my final decision to send my horse to AMT. I really like the way they work with the horses. The way they allow your horse to learn at his or her own pace. The horse is allowed to learn and feel comfortable before they move on no matter how long it takes. I like the way Andrew explains in detail exactly what he is doing with your horse and he likes you to come and be part of the training. I would like to reiterate that Andrew is extremely patient with your horse. He will give them the time it takes so they can be comfortable with their surroundings and learn the correct way. He will set them up for a lifetime of correct learning. Im very impressed with AMTs commitment to the horse's well being. I also like their honesty with the client. It may take longer then you first thought but AMT are working for the horse's well being.
I recently took my young horse to a horsemanship day. AMT were fantastic and I highly recommend. It was my horses first outing ever and the support and welcoming atmosphere was great for her and I. Such a well set up business, property and extremely knowledgeable team of people!
I recently attended AMT's 5 Day Horsemanship Intensive. My key take aways were that 'less is more', how loud I have been in my communication with my horse and the importance of finishing on a good movement by my horse. I found the all aspects of clinic very interesting. I also realised how important our balance and movement as a rider is and how it can affect and influence the horse's movement. The deer skin ride was so good to feel the horse's movements. The thing I enjoyed most about the clinic was AMT's holistic approach to the horse and human as one and how we can work together as one. Also information about the horse's posture and how injuries can occur. The clinic was for me a perfect balance of everything. It was a great, holistic approach that helps you understand the basis of horsemanship. Also being able to watch Andrew do demonstrators with 'problem horses' he had in training was so good compared to how it would be just hearing about how to manage some behavioural and training issues.
I attended AMT's Cattle working clinic which I found safe for young/ inexperienced horses (and riders). It was fun and it gave purpose . Plus we were extremely lucky that we only had a small group on the day I attended. There was no pressure. Andrew was very encouraging and it was great to use all the lateral work we teach young horses in a real environment. I recommend it! It's fun and horses love it! I'm glad I went along and look forward to participating again.
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.
I attended my first Cattle clinic with Andrew and enjoyed it to the max.
Great instruction, very supportive, encouraging and learned everything that I went there for. Looking forward to the next one.
The AMT philosophy resonated with me straight away. I had been looking for a while for the right trainer to appear. When I took part in the 5 day challenge I was convinced I had found the right people for me and my mare. I really appreciate AMT's in depth understanding of our equine friends and commend them for putting in so much effort to gain such deep insight.
Three key things I learnt from AMT are 1)Becoming a much clearer communicator. 2) Setting boundaries and 3) Unblocking my horse's mind. I like that AMT adapt their training to each individual horse and owner and that they always train with so much patience & understanding.
AMT work with so much integrity and have the best interest at heart for both horse and human. A highly experienced team!! I really appreciate AMT's vast knowledge, experience and way of teaching. I cannot recommend AMT highly enough and look forward to continuing our training in the future .
I love that Andrew looks after the horse in all aspects by making sure the horse is calm and in a good mental place, is using its body correctly and is getting the foundations solid, all while teaching and including the rider so we understand and can continue with our horse.
I have worked with AMT Equestrian for just over 2 years now and have taken several horses to them for training. I've also attended a number of clinics. There is never a forced approach to training and my horses are treated with respect and understanding. I've learned a much better approach to training. You develop a goal to interact with your horse in a partnership and never from dominance. This attitude has resulted in my relationship/bonding with my Arab mare over the past 2 years I've had her to be really special. It truly makes a huge difference! We have a very trusting relationship now and she is willing to give any new ventures a go - it's been a real eye opener.
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