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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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

Access the Freebie Library

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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Amy Saragozza Horse owner
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Jodi Cant 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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Sarah Somers Horse owner
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Amy Saragozza Horse owner
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Michele & Whisper Horse owner
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Uta & Spidey Horse owner & clinic participant
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Sarah Somers Horse owner
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Michelle & Franklin Owner
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Cherry Brennan Horse owner/breeder/competitor
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Sarah Somers Horse owner
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Cath McKeown Horse owner
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Niki Cottingham Horse owner and Senior Animal Welfare compliance inspector
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Kate Yates Horse Owner
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Antje Buurman Owner of Aviator - Waler x Andalusian mare
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Shelley Brennan Horse Owner & Rider
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Jemma Moon Horse Owner & Competitor
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Carol Dasey Horse Owner
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Sarah Somers Horse owner

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

The clinic was for me a perfect balance of everything.

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 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!

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!).

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 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 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 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.

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'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 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 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 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 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.

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Freebie Library

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

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