We guide horse owners

To find more joy and connection by holistically building their horse's foundation for life-long soundness

Foundation Training Checklist

Find out if there are gaps in your horse's training?

We guide horse owners

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.

AMT Holistic Horsemanship Path


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:

  1. Understanding your horse – to help your horse be healthy, happy, sound and thriving.
  2. Understanding yourself – to remove doubts and BE confident and inspired to achieve your dreams. 
  3. The skills you need to dance with your horse – on the ground and in the saddle.

Learn with us

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Learn about our foundation training principles, listen to expert interviews and take part in the 5 Day Foundation Groundwork Challenge.

Learn with us in Person

We offer lessons, clinics and intensives for you and your horse in Western Australia, as well as a variety of individually tailored training options. 

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What Others Say 

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Emma Malloch Horse owner
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Niki Cottingham Horse owner and Senior Animal Welfare compliance inspector
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Emma Malloch Horse owner
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Amy Saragozza Horse owner
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Carol Dasey Horse Owner
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Cynthia Hooper owner of 3 horses, carer for a total of 9
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Emma Malloch Horse owner
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Michelle & Franklin Owner
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Sarah Somers Horse owner
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Sarah Somers Horse owner
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Cath McKeown Horse owner
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Dimmittee Walker Horse Owner
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Paul Edwards Horse Carer
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Sarah Somers Horse owner
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Terésa Schwaiger Horse Owner
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Sarah Somers Horse owner
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Sandra Beckett Cow clinic participant
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Helen Walker Horse Owner & Emmett Practitioner
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Lynette Keleher Horse Owner
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Uta & Spidey Horse owner & clinic participant

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 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.

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.

AMT can provide a gentle, kind and knowledgeable approach to horse training. They are able to asses and give both horse and rider exactly what is needed in each moment. They have a deep understanding of horse health & biomechanics. The opportunities they are able to provide to help both horse and rider learn, connect and grow are almost endless. Andrew has a gentle and soft approach with a wealth of patience for every individual and situation making each horse and rider feel safe and supported. AMT have given me the confidence and knowledge I didn't know I was seeking for so many years. They made me feel safe and included to learn and grow as an individual. AMT have surrounded me with like minded people and a growing community of people also seeking a more natural way of horsemanship.

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 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 would always recommend AMT for any lessons and horse training because the combination of Andrew and Maike is not something you will get anywhere else. AMT is putting all facets of horse training together and making sure the rider understands so that they build a fantastic relationship together. I think everything you are offering is fantastic. (A pony club would be amazing ????)

Amazing opportunity to spend quality time with my horse

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.

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 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. My experience has been positive in every instance. The training is gentle and tailored to the individual horse.... there is no attitude of using one approach only and the horse has to fit in with it. Andrew is very honest in his assessment of the horse, the training and the best way to advance training based on that horse.

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 attended a Horsemanship Development clinic, and it was absolutely amazing with what knowledge I came home with! Thank you Andrew and Maike for a wonderful day!

I chose AMT for my horse's training because of their ethics and holistic approach to training. I gained a better understanding and connection with my horse and a better understanding of who I am. I appreciate the fact that Kingdom was never pressured into anything and every stage of training was respectful and stress free. If you really care about the best outcome for your horse choose AMT. Their passion and dedication to help horses is absolutely inspiring.

I have worked with AMT Equestrian for just over 2 years now and have taken several horses to them for training. Andrew is very honest in his assessment of the horse, the training and the best way to advance training based on that horse. I love Andrew's gentle, sensible approach to training and teaching. He is incredibly patient and I've never seen him react to any situation other than in a calm manner. This really assists in teaching and working with horses. If you want to entrust your horse to someone you know will always put the horse first, AMT Equestrian and Andrew won't let you down. Both you and your horse will benefit from his approach.

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.

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.

I attended AMT's Cattle working clinic. I like learning more about my horse every time I ride her. I felt no pressure during the clinic and Andrew worked to the horse and rider's ability and comfort level. It was great fun and a good way to bond with your horse.

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!

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 loved the relaxed format.

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!

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