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The Art of Visual Handicapping: Identifying the Athlete

Tom Amello

Kerry has prepared a comprehensive treatment of the racehorse as emerging athlete in the context of Individual and Group Herd Dynamics. The form is a textbook-like reference manual for not only improving visual handicapping but imparting a greater...

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Kerry has prepared a comprehensive treatment of the racehorse as emerging athlete in the context of Individual and Group Herd Dynamics. The form is a textbook-like reference manual for not only improving visual handicapping but imparting a greater understanding of the horse.

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Light Bulb Moment

Tarryn Collis

I have just completed the 1st part of your Sensory Soundness Mapping the Senses Course and intend to read it again, and again, and likely again and slowly work through my thoughts, writing down my ideas in answer to the questions at the end. I pay...

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I have just completed the 1st part of your Sensory Soundness Mapping the Senses Course and intend to read it again, and again, and likely again and slowly work through my thoughts, writing down my ideas in answer to the questions at the end. I pay for this course in South African Rands so the conversion, owing to our poor currency, makes it pricey and we all know people who have horses, tend to have little money left at the end of every month of paying the bills ;-) so as I started to read, I started to wonder if this was going to "be worth the money spent" (have spent considerable amounts on courses and seminars in the past and been disappointed) but as I got further in, I started to think, "yes", I am learning and then I hit Part 6 and it was an absolute " lightbulb moment" of understanding how certain situations which for us are deemed "nothing", can become overwhelming for a horse. I am going to start these exercises of walk, jogging and rough terrain so I can immerse myself into fully understanding just how difficult processing can become. I cannot wait to continue on this journey with you. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge.

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Visual Handicapping

david piasecki

We are in the Age of Information, and with the accessibility of race and workout replays, if you are not using this system to handicap your races, then you are behind the times and behind in your ROI. Need to know distance aptitude? Follow this c...

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We are in the Age of Information, and with the accessibility of race and workout replays, if you are not using this system to handicap your races, then you are behind the times and behind in your ROI. Need to know distance aptitude? Follow this course while watching replays. Most horse players talk about "The Look", that they want to see from a horse in the paddock or the post parade. This is the ONLY content available that describe what "The Look" is, how to find it, and what it means. Do yourself the favor and enroll in this course.

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Understanding Sensory Soundness Mapping the Senses; an Expedition Through the Mind of the Horse

Kellie Harriss

Really excellent. Gives a lot to think about. It should be a book as i think I will need to revisit this information and reread these words for years to come in order to deepen my thoughts and understanding.

Really excellent. Gives a lot to think about. It should be a book as i think I will need to revisit this information and reread these words for years to come in order to deepen my thoughts and understanding.

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What a Revelation!

Fiona Swain

Wow! This course has really opened my mind to new possibilities and a greater, deeper level of understanding my horses. I have always loved horses and wanted to be around them but there are also times when their power and presence is overwhelming....

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Wow! This course has really opened my mind to new possibilities and a greater, deeper level of understanding my horses. I have always loved horses and wanted to be around them but there are also times when their power and presence is overwhelming. This course is putting the running system of a horse into words and concepts I can relate to and therefore learn best how to adapt myself to benefit them and keep us all safe, healthy and calm. Inspired!

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sensory sequencing

Kat Lawry

really enjoying and relating this explanation , awesome Kerry, thankyou

really enjoying and relating this explanation , awesome Kerry, thankyou

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Practical Application

Philip Grace

Learning new concepts is always great, but guidance is required in how to apply the concepts. This brief outline sets the path for the practical application of all the concepts Kerry presents. All the theory in the world is worth nought if you can...

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Learning new concepts is always great, but guidance is required in how to apply the concepts. This brief outline sets the path for the practical application of all the concepts Kerry presents. All the theory in the world is worth nought if you can't apply it to improving your horses life, this is the start of that application. Thanks Kerry!

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Kerry M. Thomas

Founder and Creator

Kerry Thomas

Founder and Creator

Kerry M. Thomas is a renowned equine therapist, educator, and consultant specializing in equine behavioral psychology and the application of cognitive theory to horse training, horse selection, and breeding programs. He is widely recognized for his expertise in the field of equine behavior, equine PTSD and trauma assessment and is the developer of the groundbreaking Sensory Soundness theory and Sensory Mapping. His innovative methods for understanding Herd Dynamics and creating protocols based upon the natural behavior of horses is considered by many as amongst the more progressive approaches in the world today. ​ Thomas created the Thomas Herding Technique (THT) in 2008, a methodology that focuses on building trust and communication between horses and humans through understanding their natural instincts and behavior patterns. In 2011 he started THT Bloodstock to accommodate international thoroughbred clients through which he and then partner Pete Denk began evaluating the herd dynamic patterns of motion of the Kentucky Derby Horses. In February 2024, Kerry dissolved that business to focus exclusively on his new venture. Kerry’s passion for advancing educational opportunities for equestrian minded scholars and for expanding his services for all equine disciplines and riding levels, was the driving for behind shifting his focus to new frontiers. With the founding of www.sensorysoundness.com Kerry conducts clinics, creates educational programs, and lectures internationally, helping horse owners, trainers, and riders develop better relationships with their horses. Thomas's work has significantly influenced the equestrian community, providing valuable insights into horse psychology and training techniques. Kerry continues to press the envelope in his forward-thinking concepts for the advancement of the human to horse relationship through education and unique services. Kerry started his quest for knowledge as a young man through years of independent field research studying wild horses around the globe and the unique predator / prey relationship in the natural world. His unique insights have been used to find some of the modern era’s best equine athletes such as Runhappy, Beauty Generation, City of Light to name a few. Kerry has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for his groundbreaking work and is often quoted or featured in international publications including the Barefoot Horse Magazine, the Arabian Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Kerry has also been featured on Television, Radio and has a special series of Podcasts on Herd Dynamics with Dr. Shelley Appleton. ​ “Too many horses are written-off because of misdiagnosis and misunderstandings. We must consider the world of the horse from the horse’s view of the world. For it can be said that a true measure of horsemanship is realized in our willingness to find within the horse what we are brave enough to seek, within ourselves.” Kerry M Thomas

"Be the Bridge, Not the Block"