Behavioural Clinics

Dr Andrew McLean is widely considered one of the leading academic experts on horse training.

He is a winner of Australia’s highest science award, the Eureka Science Prize and in 2013 won the John H Daniels Fellowship to the USA sporting library and was instrumental in forming the International Society for Equitation Science, for which he is an Honorary Fellow. Andrew has written 5 books on horse training, including one academic text, Equitation Science. He has also made 5 contributions to The Encyclopaedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare and has authored and co-authored 36 papers for scientific journals.

Andrew has had a strong competitive career in horse sports spanning 25 years. In 1989, Andrew won Australia’s premier Horse Trials, the Gawler Three Day Event, and represented Australia in Horse Trials that year. In 1990 he was short-listed for the World Championships in Stockholm. In dressage he has competed to FEI level and trained horses to Grand Prix and he has trained and ridden to Grand Prix in Show-jumping. He has also held a race trainer’s license and has ridden in bareback races in Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew has been an equestrian coach for over 25 years and owing to his broad knowledge of equine psychology, has coached some of the world’s greatest riders, coaches and trainers and reformed internationally competitive horses up to Olympic Games and World Championship level, as well as some top Australian racehorses. Andrew is most widely known for his work in behaviour modification in sport horses and his development of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre. In addition to training horses, Andrew has also developed successful foundation training programmes for working elephants implemented in Nepal, India, Thailand and Myanmar through his co-founded charity foundation, Human Elephant Learning Programs (HELP).

More information about Andrew’s training programs and the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre can be found at

If you would like further information about booking an appointment with Andrew, please call the Equine Centre on 03 9731 2268 during business hours.

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