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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:
Andrew and Maike Turnbull share a love and passion for helping horses get along better with people and helping horse owners to become more connected, skilful and understanding with horses to progress on their horsemanship journey. Each year they ride and train with world renowned horsemen and women and learn from other professionals to continuously build on their knowledge, skills and awareness.
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 attended AMT's cow working clinic and learnt so much that day. I couldn't just pin point one thing. The way Andrew spoke was very easy to understand. He was patient and I liked his calmness. I've said to everyone since Saturday that it was just the most fun day all round. A really big thankyou for an amazing day. It was a big deal for myself and Spinner his first outing under saddle. He did me proud.
I attended AMT's Cattle working day. I learnt how to watch a cow's movements to move it calmly around. I loved that Andrew focused on first making sure the horses were confident and then the focus was on moving the cows calmly by watching their movements rather than just chasing them around. A fantastic day to work with cattle in an effective and safe way for both the horse and the cows.
I recently attended AMT Equestrian's Foundation Ground Work clinic. The best thing I learnt were techniques on building a better connection with my horse, particularly when she is anxious or stressed. I like the fact that Andrew puts connecting with the horse and having them in a happy and sound place at the top of his training priorities. Also how friendly and down to earth he is. It was a fantastic clinic for young or green horses to build their confidence. It's very refreshing to find a trainer who puts the horse first. It was the perfect first outing for my OTTB and I also thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot.
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 recently attended AMT Equestrian's Ground work and foundation ridden clinics. The best thing I learnt was how important it is to get things right before moving on and to slow down my horse's whole approach. Andrew's teaching style is fair and kind. Everyone at AMT was so nice and welcoming. Having little (2-legged!) ones I always feel like I can’t go to a lot of things as they are an issue. Andrew and Maike didn’t make me feel they where a problem which was really nice.
I highly recommend Andrew and Maike, they are amazing people. I am very fortunate that I have had Andrew at my place in Bali two times to progress my partnership with my horses. Andrew’s manner in which he helps humans better understand horses is something that Andrew is exceptional at. I am so thankful for both Maike and Andrew’s support is my horsemanship journey. Thank you Maike and Andrew.
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.
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.
A lot of people recommended AMT I now own a completely different horse after sending him for training. He’s a lot more relaxed and more forward moving, he trusts me and we now have a bond. Andrew was so kind and patient, and Char made me feel very welcome. I wouldn’t need to say anything all to recommend AMT, my friends have seen what great progress we have made as partners.
I have attended clinics and lessons and participated in AMT’s online Foundation Training Program. I love that the horse’s needs and health come first and AMT aim to produce long term sound horses.
I have learnt from AMT that it always takes the time it takes and shortcuts are at the detriment of the horse and the relationship.
No one else offers what AMT can and do in regards to training from Andrew and support from Maike’s vet knowledge. I like how Andrew explains things simply and in multiple ways if needed and can then demonstrate it as well. I also like that Andrew and Maike will tell the truth, for example if a horse is unsound. I can't recommend them enough.
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 .
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 first experienced working with Andrew and AMT’s approach when I attended a horsemanship playground clinic. After that, I audited a clinic at AMT with John St Ryan, attended a young horse ground work day and participated in AMT’s 3 month online foundation program, which included a private lesson with Andrew.
The main factor influencing me to choose learning with AMT Equestrian is the integration of classical/bio-mechanical conditioning and equine psychology (gleaned and distilled from mentors in a wide range of disciplines) into an approach that helps me learn to dance with my horses.
Three benefits I have gained from working with the AMT team are 1) an awareness of how crucial it is to develop a horse with an integrated bio-mechanical and psychological approach; 2) how to integrate these two into every stage of training; 3) sage, supportive and insightful feedback. The thing I most appreciate about Andrew's teaching is his ability to communicate how to improve lightness, focus and confidence in me and my horses.
AMT Equestrian provides a comprehensive range of learning opportunities to advance you and your horse both physically and emotionally in a very supported way. Safety and the welfare of the horse are always the top priorities. The opportunities provided to access learning from world-renown master trainers and anatomists is also fantastic. I can recommend AMT Equestrian very highly! I am very happy with the range of clinics, services and Online learning AMT Equestrian offers. I love how proactive AMT is in developing new ways to support my learning.
I love attending the various clinics which AMT organises. These are never overcrowded and you come away feeling you've made progress. I've been to many trainers over the years and am absolutely thankful to have met Maike & Andrew... I love AMT's individualist attitude towards training both horses and riders. We are NOT all the same and horses vary drastically in what they are able to handle during a training session (so do we humans!).
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.
I attended a horsemanship clinic with Andrew in Kalgoorlie. My biggest take away was - fixing all the little things that really matter before you get on. I liked that each horse was looked at as an individual. Aspects of Andrew's training were changed openly and quickly to suit each horse. Andrew makes both the horse and rider confident in what they can do with the stage the team is at, at that point it time. Personally, I gained a lot of information from this clinic and my thirst for knowledge has been enriched because both Andrew and Maike are approachable and kind which means all questions are validated.
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 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.
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.
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