Horse Profiling

Kerry Thomas and Calvin Carter's "e;Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes"e; teaches riders about horses' emotional makeup, behavioral genetics and herd dynamics. This horse-training book also discusses how these factors can be used to choose training methods, improve riding performance and develop competitive strategies. Read more...

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Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes by Kerry Thomas with Calvin Carter teaches you about equine emotional conformation, behavioral genetics and herd dynamics and how these factors can be used to choose training methods, improve performance and hone competitive strategy.

While following wild horse herds in Wyoming and Montana, independent researcher Kerry Thomas realized that what is inside the horse--what Thomas calls "e;emotional conformation"e;--and not what is outside--a horse's physical conformation--is what governs herd dynamics. He determined that emotional conformation is the basis for everything horse. No matter what role a horse plays in a human environment, his breed, sport or "e;job, his emotional conformation primarily dictates his success or failure.

From his research Thomas identified a system of emotional profiling that enables him to determine a horse's performance tendencies. He then began to develop ways in which horses can be mentally conditioned toward a goal. His techniques are already used by some of the leading racehorse training and breeding programs in the world. Now this book explains to all his unique way of analyzing the psyche of equine athletes and particularly those in competitive careers where performance is a primary focus. It is Thomas' intention that his work will enable top equine athletes to perform their very best while living happy, contented lives.

Kerry Thomas, creator of the Thomas Herding Technique™ (THT), is recognized by many around the world as a pioneering researcher and service provider in the field of equine athletic psychology. Thomas has directed his innovative Emotional Conformation Profiling to the development of programs to advance equine athletes in their given field, as well as to identify the mental blocks that seem to hinder the advancement of many horses. Though Thomas works with all sport disciplines and training programs, it has been Thoroughbred racing, because of his intensive study of herd motion, which has made the most of THT efforts and continues to do so. Thomas has profiled racehorses for clients from Hollywood Park to Fair Hill Training Center and worked with owners, trainers and teams in Europe, South America, Australia and Hong Kong with projects developing in China via The Royal Nanjing Jockey Club as well as the Middle East.

Published by Trafalgar Square Books. 224 pages.

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