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Many professionals will be pieces of the puzzle in your journey. We’re different. We help you fit the pieces of your horsemanship journey together. To find that picture of true softness and connection with your horse where all the pieces fit and horsemanship becomes a dance. Have you realised not everything you’ve learnt over the years is working for you and your Horse? Are you ready to look at your riding and relationship with your horse holistically – to see where you may have missing or broken pieces?
You want the best for your horse but you’ve come to realise there are no methods, disciplines, ideas or ‘experts’ that are 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. Knowledge is nothing if we don’t practice and apply it. If you’re ready and open to a more conscious and holistic approach to your horsemanship, we’d love to meet you.
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.
We help horse owners enjoy their horses and achieve their dreams. We help horses get along with and understand their human. We do this by taking horses in for training, offering individual lessons and clinics, coaching at clubs and hosting world renowned equine professionals in Australia. We provide a holistic approach to horsemanship with the whole horse in mind. We also offer opportunities to learn with us online from anywhere in the World.
We have a number of events planned for the rest of 2020 and an action packed year ahead for 2021. Check out our Calendar and join our email list and Facebook page to stay up to date. Some of our planned events for 2021 include clinics with Belinda Bolsenbroek, Manolo Mendez, Steve Halfpenny, Sharon May-Davis and more. Andrew is also busy coaching Adult Riders, Working Equitation and cattle clinics.
"In order for your partnership with your horse to thrive, you both need to be healthy and happy on a physical, emotional, mental and energetic level. All of these aspects are incorporated in our approach, creating a powerful alchemy of holistic horsemanship.
Sometimes it's your horse that needs more help, sometimes it's You.
Often it's both."
Young horse education, starting under saddle, re-education and advanced schooling. We can also help with injury rehabilitation.
Want to train your horse to a high level of balance, finesse and advanced movements? We can help take your horse there.
Andrew coaches classes for Adult Rider, Natural Horsemanship and Working Equitation Clubs including cattle clinics.
Individual, group lessons and clinics available Australia wide. Get in touch if you're keen to host us.
We are launching an exciting new online project in 2021. Stay tuned...
We sell a range of top quality saddles, bosals, mecates (Hackamores) and horsemanship equipment.
I attended a Hackamore (Bitless) riding clinic at AMT. I learnt about the bosal, tying a mecate and techniques for riding in a bosal. The chance to start to ride in a Bosel was great so I left with enough skill and knowledge to continue our riding at home. Andrew is very clear and checks in on each person to make sure they are getting what they need out of the clinic. The clinic was definitely worthwhile to gain knowledge about hackamores and technique of riding in them. It was a great clinic and I was so happy to see my horse relaxing in the bosal so I definitely feel like we’re on the right path.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 Development clinic, and it was absolutely amazing with what knowledge I came home with! Thank you Andrew and Maike for a wonderful day!
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 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.
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.
Belinda shares and explains