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Horsemen traditionally have evaluated the physical aspect of horses to judge their capabilities.
Kerry Thomas' emotional conformation technique evaluates the mental capacity of a horse in addition to the physical for a more complete holistic picture of the horse as an athlete. A new window into what was once a mystery is now being revealed. Thomas is a researcher and has pioneered these methods not only for the benefit of horse racing but for human therapeutic applications such as working with children with special needs, autism and with war heroes transition.
The result of Thomas’ work is the formation of the Thomas Herding Technique: Equine Athletic Psychology Specializing in Emotional Conformation Profiling. Thomas is the author of Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes.