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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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'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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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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.