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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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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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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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Kerry M. Thomas

Founder and Creator

Kerry Thomas

Founder and Creator

Like many, from an early age Kerry found himself with a strong affinity for all things in nature. Kerry grew up in Southeastern PA in the U.S., the youngest of three boys. Immersed in a country setting, exploring the natural world was a daily experience and encouraged by his parents. Color blind, his investigations of this world adopted a fascination with the intricacies of not how it presented itself visually, but how it communicated itself emotionally. From this perspective Kerry embarked on what has become a lifelong journey of discovery. Kerry as a young adult began writing poetry and novels, but never lost his passion for lifting the veil of the unknowns. Kerry plunged himself in Mother Natures’ classroom. Drawn to the wilds of the American West to observe and study predator/prey relationships, it was the wild mustangs that captured his passion. Color blindness opened the road for him to learn how to identify individual horses through their unique manner of emotional communication and thenceforward a lifelong study of herd dynamics was begun. Fast forward through the years of continued research, Kerry’s work and its positive impact slowly weaved through the equine industry worldwide. Releasing a book in 2012, Kerry took a break from writing books to advance the work in herd dynamics and align the natural horse with the domestic world for all disciplines. Publishing many papers and having developed innovative evaluation and coaching tools, Kerry is considered by many the equine industries pioneer in equine psychology. His groundbreaking work includes: sensory soundness mapping, behavioral genetic breeding protocols, leading research into emotional stress and equine PTSD and countless unique herd dynamic evaluation tools etc., Kerry’s motto is Herd Dynamics Matter, every horse, every discipline, everywhere. Kerry has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and is often quoted in major publications like the Los Angeles Times. He and business partner Pete Denk have used herd dynamic profiling to consistently identify Kentucky Derby top tier horses and several winners since 2011. THT Bloodstock helps clients around the world reach the highest levels of their sport by identifying the natural herd dynamic characteristics required of them to perform, for the operating system, runs the machine. A new seminar and clinic series, “Ride With Fluency” is available for 2023 and Kerry has begun the process of writing new books. You can connect with Kerry on FB and Instagram or on Twitter@thomasherding & subscribe to his YouTube channel. I consider herd dynamics a study in the emotional arts; like music spans both time and space, so does the emotional connection between man and nature. ​ “I always welcome new cases because every case that comes across my desk has something to teach me. I’m not a doctor, rather I am a student of the horse, an educator for those who are as curious as I, an investigator of the mysteries that beg, indeed compel my attention. An explorer of life; the role of emotional detective has always fitted me best.” ~Kerry M Thomas