Thursday, June 23, 2011

"The Mind of the Horse" presentation for Sunburst Foundation

"Thanks to you & Doc for a great seminar on Gentle Horsemanship! So much to learn! You guys are great. Thanks for sharing your knowledge." K from the Sunburst Foundation. 

Doc and I had a terrific time doing  two nights' presentation as a fund-raiser for Sunburst Foundation, in Eureka, Montana. Attended by 25 students both nights, it was a chance to share  information for horse enthusiasts in our community and to meet some of our great neighbors here in North West Montana.

Doc's presentation, "The Mind of the Horse" gives students a foundation of information to understand horse behavior and the natural horsemanship approach to working with and training our horses.

For me, it is energizing to watch people as they listen to this presentation; hearing their insights and  'aha' moments as they begin to understand why their horse behaves in certain ways, and also begin to understand how changing their own behavior will help their horse behave in a different way.

Thanks to you Sunburst, for having us. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2011 Doc Hammill Driving Clinic at The Natural Gait, near Marquette, Iowa

June 23-26, 2011
We have a few spots left in this fun and informative clinic..

A Quote from a 2009 student at the  Natural Gait Clinic:

"This clinic was AWESOME! The people, the setting and the general atmosphere was like no other clinic we have attended. The free flowing of information was special."

This Driving Clinic is one of the few that Doc holds where students may bring their own horses  This is a unique opportunity for students to have instruction directly related to them and their own horse or team of horses. Students may also come WITHOUT a horse, and drive the quiet, well trained horses that we will have there.
This is also a unique clinic in that Steve Woods and Theresa Burns are co-instructors with Doc.  Students have tremendous advantage of three very knowledgeable instructors to help them advance their driving skills during the 4-day clinic. 

Pictured below are Doc and Steve helping 2 students work with their saddle horses laying a foundation for driving as a team.

to see the beautiful setting, fabulous accommodations and additional information, 
check out

to make reservations, contact Linda at the Natural Gait
or 877-776-2208

Theresa helping a student work with the student's team.

Come join the fun, we hope to see you at The Natural Gait for
June 23-26, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Horsemanship Class With Doc Hammill, DVM

News Release from the Sunburst Foundation, Eureka, MT:

Tuesday, June 14 and Thursday June 16
7-9 pm LCHS Auditorium
Eureka, Montana
Sponsored by the Sunburst Foundation

This Class is open to anyone wanting to learn more about getting the most from your horse.  The cost of the class is $30.00; Children who are accompanied by a paid adult are welcome for free.  Dr. Hammill's lifetime of studying and working with horses, combined with his equine veterinary experience give him a unique perspective on horsemanship.

Hammill will discuss topics such as the nature of horses, how their minds work, how they learn, interpreting their body language, and gauging their perceptions and reactions. Students of the class can use this understanding to better communicate with their horse and get desired behavioral results.  Learn how to teach your horse to willingly cooperate.  There will be a question and answer session at the end of the class.  To register, please call the Sunburst Foundation at 406-297-0197.

For more information, visit

"Not only does Doc have an incredible knowledge of horses, but he also possesses the gift and patience to teach it"