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.

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Do you want to set your horse up for a long, healthy and happy life? Wherever you are in the world, you are not on your own. 

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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Our Story

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.

What's coming Up

Belinda Bolsenbroek Masterclass

30 July - 31 July
Classical Dressage Specialist – Belinda Bolsenbroek is back in WA in July / August 2022. You c...

Belinda Bolsenbroek Public Clinic

6 August - 7 August
Classical Dressage Specialist – Belinda Bolsenbroek is back in WA in July / August 2022. You c...

What Others Say 

Emma Malloch Horse owner
Ellie Higgins Owner of Neville - Thoroughbred gelding
Carol Dasey Horse Owner
Terésa Schwaiger Horse Owner
Sarah Somers Horse owner
Dimmittee Walker Horse Owner
Sandra Beckett Cow clinic participant
Emma and Jay Horse owner
Niki Cottingham Horse owner and Senior Animal Welfare compliance inspector
Cath McKeown Horse owner
Megan Butler Horse owner
Antje Buurman Owner of Aviator - Waler x Andalusian mare
Steve Smith Horse Owner
Uta & Spidey Horse owner & clinic participant
Emma Malloch Horse owner
Cynthia Hooper owner of 3 horses, carer for a total of 9
Sarah Somers Horse owner
Chanelle OGrady Horse owner
Paul Edwards Horse Carer
Cathy & Apollo Horse Owner

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 ????)

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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'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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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