We guide horse owners
To find more joy and connection by holistically building their horse's foundation for life-long soundness
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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.
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:
- Understanding your horse – to help your horse be healthy, happy, sound and thriving.
- Understanding yourself – to remove doubts and BE confident and inspired to achieve your dreams.
- The skills you need to dance with your horse – on the ground and in the saddle.
Learn with us
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.
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What Others Say
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. 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.
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 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 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 ????)
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 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.
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.
AMT Open Day participant
I learnt how to "read" my horse better, to understand / connect with my horse better and how to help my horse to be sounder for longer. I appreciated the calm, respectful handling of the horses (and people).
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 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 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.
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 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!
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.