Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes: Using Emotional Conformation, Behavioral Genetics and Herd Dynamics to Choose Training Methods, Improve Performance, and Hone Competitive Strategy and Management

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"The Thomas Herding Technique is thoroughly explained in this book that helps trainers of top equine athletes get them to perform their very best while living happy, contented lives. While following wild horse herds in Wyoming and Montana, independent researcher Kerry Thomas realized that what is inside the horse (emotional conformation) and not what is outside (how a horse is built, or its physical conformation) is what governs herd dynamics. He determined that this was the basis for everything horse: whatever ...
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Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes: Using Emotional Conformation, Behavioral Genetics, and Herd Dynamics to Choose Training Methods, Improve Performance, and Hone Competitive Strategy

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Overview


"The Thomas Herding Technique is thoroughly explained in this book that helps trainers of top equine athletes get them to perform their very best while living happy, contented lives. While following wild horse herds in Wyoming and Montana, independent researcher Kerry Thomas realized that what is inside the horse (emotional conformation) and not what is outside (how a horse is built, or its physical conformation) is what governs herd dynamics. He determined that this was the basis for everything horse: whatever role a horse plays in a human environment-whatever breed, sport, or job-the emotional conformation dictates, in large part, success or failure. Thomas identified a system of emotional profiling-the Thomas Herding Technique-that enables him to determine a horse's performance tendencies, and then began to develop ways in which horses can be mentally conditioned toward a given goal. The technique is already used by some leading racehorse training and breeding programs in the world, and this book explains this unique way of analyzing the psyche of the equine athlete for all horses, and particularly those in competitive careers where performance is a primary focus"--
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"In these pages, Kerry explains how it is possible to determine if a horse has what it takes inside him to make what he has on the outside great." —Lone Star Horse Report (July 2012)

"The work contained within this text is without question an absolute 'must know' for all horseman. Even better, the knowledge this book provides will, without question save the lives of horses, as they will not be discarded and thrown away for training issues or broken down due to misunderstanding." —www.TheHorseStudio.com

"Thomas shows how you can use emotional conformation, behavioral genetics, and herd dynamics to improve your competitive performance. A unique perspective on training a competitive horse." —Equine Journal (August 2012)

"According to Thomas, there are several levels of equine instinct that contribute to a horse's behaviors, relationships and performance, all of which contribute to his athletic potential. The book features lengthy descriptions and explanations of Thomas' techniques as well as 100 beautiful color photos that illustrate his system." —Practical Horseman (August 2012)

"This book emphasizes the importance of truly understanding the horse – its needs, its nature, and its mentality – and how to treat him accordingly in order to maximize his potential as a sport horse."  —John Strassburger, Horse Journal

"This book emphasizes the importance of truly understanding the horse- its needs, its nature and its mentality- and how to treat him accordingly in order to maximize his potential as a sport horse. This book will help you unravel your equine athlete's personality and needs, so you can evaluate your horse's 'emotional conformation,' which Thomas calls the real indicator of a horse's ability." —John Strassburger, Horse Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570765087
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 978,081
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Calvin L. Carteris a pedigree analyst and freelance writer who has documented for publication the sire and damsire line of all the American Classic winners. He lives in New Albany, Indiana. Kerry M. Thomas is a researcher and service provider in the field of equine athletic psychology. He developed the Thomas Herding Technique of herd profiling for sport horse industries. He lives in Cochranville, Pennsylvania.
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