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November 2012

THT will be ready to accept the first Thoroughbred Race Horse into the THT Mental Stimulus Training Program at our location in Nicholasville, KY, where we specialize in the develop of programs around the mind of your equine athlete. Contact Pete Denk for more information.

September 2012

New product available NOW on Kerry Thomas analyzes the current two-year-old crop! If you enjoyed Kerry's view of the Kentucky Derby the last two years, you will find his study of the two-year-olds of 2012 fascinating. Click HERE for the order page and to see a sample of the study.

August 2012

We are thrilled to announce that Kerry will be signing his book, "HORSE PROFILING: The Secret To Motivating Equine Athletes" on August 12, 2012 from 10-1pm at the National Museum of Racing, Saratoga, NY. Kerry will also be available for pre-purchase evaluation profiles. Contact our Equine Services Director to schedule.

July 2012

Article profiles Kerry in his home-town paper: Cochranville resident studies horse psychology.

June 2012

We are happy to announce the opening of the THT Training Center in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The center is ready for immediate ship-ins and is already home to our foundation broodmare. The Mental/Physical Multiple Stimulus Course is 3 Miles in length on 700 acres of Kentucky Horse Country. We have full capacity for every aspect from our Behavioral Genetic Breeding right through to full development and racing. Contact our Director of Equine Services for more and for partnership opportunities with THT. Stay tuned for more details!

May 2012

The lastest essay in Kerry's A View From The Hoof series has been posted. It is entitled, "Equine Post Traumatic Distress Disorder; Thoughts and Theory."

Look for Kerry on NBC's John Ramsey Show in Louisville, Thursday, May 3 at 11:30.

"Meet The Author" inverview with Kerry M. Thomas now available on

April 2012

Kerry's Kentucky Derby Preview on Kentucky Confidential.

Kerry will be on Bob Valvano's "The V Show" on ESPN Radio May 1 around 11:30am

Today is release day! Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes, is now available!

More Than A Feeling - Kerry featured on

The Paulick Report reviews our new book Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes

March 2012

Our new book, Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes, is previewed in the April issue of EQUUS Magazine

The official release date for our new book, Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes, has been set for April 25, 2012!

November 2011

THT was again a feature in the October Issue of the internationally released The Arabian Magazine in an article called, more on the Thomas Herding Technique.

A feature article about Kerry and THT will be out in the December Issue of The Florida Horse Magazine.

October 2011

Kerry is honored to be among the guests at the Zenyatta Friday Event at Breeders Cup. For more information and to get tickets, please visit

After a lengthy but quite productive meeting with a film producer early in October we're excited to say that several avenues of interest were broached regarding filming a show or a possible series regarding the work & research efforts at THT in both equine athletics & human/horse wellness initiatives. Brainstorming production meetings will continue with a forthcoming presentation in NYC in January.

Kerry will be in Louisville KY from October 17th through the 20th speaking at HUMANA & then in Lexington KY the 21st through the 27th to attend the Fasig Tipton Sale and will be available to schedule horse inspections.

Kerry will be attending the Breeders Cup & will be available for media as well as scheduling horse inspections. Louisville dates are November 3rd through the 6th. Kerry will then be off to Lexington to & will be scheduling inspections for the Keeneland Breeding Stick Sale at Keeneland. On November 12th, Kerry will be speaking at the Path International, National Conference in Lexington.

For media or seminar scheduling contact Barb Grosso. For all horse related inquires and scheduling contact Pete Denk.

June 2011

Kerry will be heading to Lexington, Kentucky and will be available to provide Emotional Conformation Inspections of the sale horses for the Fasig Tipton July Sale. Kerry will be in Lexington from July 7th thru the 14th. Contact the office to schedule to meet Kerry.

An article on Emotional Conformation by THT will appear in the July issue of the international magazine The Arabian Magazine.

May 2011

Update: Kerry will be working in Louisville Kentucky May 23rd through May 25th. There is scheduling availability after these dates as Kerry can stay in KY through May 28th. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Kerry while he is in Kentucky, contact the THT office as soon as possible.

Our first-ever THT shirt is now available from Wild Horse Colors

New article featuring Kerry's Kentucky Derby picks posted to the Horse And Rider Books blog: Five Days Before the Running of the 137th Kentucky Derby, TSB Author Kerry Thomas Called Winner Animal Kingdom a Horse that Rises to the Occasion

Kerry is pleased to announce that he will be speaking at The National NARHA Conference Horse Fair, November 12th 2011 at the AllTech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky.

We are proud to announce that Kerry and Thomas Herding Technique will be featured in the Devon Horse Show Issue (June) issue of The Horse of Delaware Valley, our major local horse magazine.

April 2011

PRESS RELEASE: World-Renowned Publisher of Equestrian Titles Trafalgar Square Books Signs Deal with Kerry Thomas, Founder of the Thomas Herding Technique

Kerry is excited to have been asked to a part of Kentucky Confidential where he will be interviewed and reviewing the 2011 Kentucky Derby Hopefuls with writer Pete Denk.

February 2011

Kerry's groundbreaking research articles, "Behavioral Genetic Breeding" and "Discovering The Communicated Equine," made their international debuts in the February and March 2011 issues of the wordldwide publication, The Arabian Magazine.

January 2011

Volume 19 of A View From The Hoof, "Training Efficiency of Motion, Building a Better Racehorse" is now available for download.

December 2010

Keenland & Pine Knoll Farms
Kerry will be arriving at his Pine Knoll Farm base in Kentucky Friday, January 7th, and will be available at the Keeneland Sale from January 10th through January 14th. Kerry is planning on staying in the Lexington area until at least the 16th. If you would like to meet or schedule Kerry, contact us to set up a scheduled time.

October 2010

Thoroughbred Times
Don't miss the Thoroughbred Times article about Kerry's work released October 7th 2010, written by Pete Denk.

Timonium Fasig-Tipton Sale
Kerry will be at the Timonium Fasig-Tipton sale Wednesday October 6th 2010- Schedule him to look at your pre-purchase for this sale or for future sales.

March 2010

Kerry will be in Kentucky from April 21 - 28
Kerry will be working in the Lexington and Louisville areas throughout the week, and is available to extend his stay as needed. Contact us here if you would like to schedule a time to meet with Kerry. You can also meet Kerry the evening of Monday the 26th of April, at Johnny E's in Louisville.

Volume 14 of A View From The Hoof
Behavior on the Move, Parts I & II are now available for download.

January 2010

A Kerry's Corner Update For The New Year!
Maria Cruz-Santiago of Argentina asks, "A good friend of mine and I have been considering options in regards to a re-shuffling of her stable. Does she focus on developing the 'herd' with a new stallion/sire for breeding, or keep a few sires and find a few good girls? Click here for Kerry's response

December 2009

Updated Kerry's Corner
Mr. Weld, a veteran of the European thoroughbred industry, asks, "What are the psychological differences from setting a pace and training for, or obtaining, a certain speed?" Read Kerry's response here.

November 2009

Volume 13 of A View From The Hoof
Breeding for Behavior in the Hybrid Thoroughbred; Emotional Conformation, Reapplying Natural Selection is now available for download.

Kerry Interviewed on Simon Says Racing
Catch Kerry's Podcast interview with Simon Says Racing on available Wednesday 25th, 2009. UPDATE: Podcast now available for download here.

Breeding Stock Sale at Keeneland
Kerry will be in KY for part of the Breeding Stock Sale at Keeneland. Available from November 12th thru the 16th, beyond the 16th by appointment. If you wish to schedule Kerry for the 16th thru 21st, please schedule no later than Sunday the 15th of November.

October 2009

Breeders' Cup
Kerry will be at the 2009 Breeders' Cup weekend at Santa Anita, Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th. If you want meet Kerry set up a time with a call or an email to the office, or you can look for the hat around his favorite hang area, the Paddock.

August 2009

Kerry M. Thomas at the Keeneland Sale
THT will be in and around Lexington, Kentucky from September 21st thru the 26th. There are some opportunities to schedule THT for pre-purchase evaluations at the Keeneland Sale, email us. This will be one of two upcoming Kentucky appearances slated for the fall season.

Field Research Project Announced
THT will be on a Field Research Project on and around the Assateague Island area from August 30th thru September 7th 2009. Our center here is "life on the dunes" as we continue to compare these unique environmental influences and family units, to those in higher elevations to Montana. This cross comparison is part of That's ongoing study of environmental influence over motion, individual & group.

Appearance at Winterhawk Farm in Chesapeake, VA
September 18th & 19th, Kerry will be appearing in Chesapeake, VA at Winterhawk Farm to assess horses and speak on equine behavior, researching wild horses and the ways in which he applies his research to domesticated equines.

Volume 12 of A View From The Hoof Released
Download Behavioral Overcompensations; A Resulting Factor of Lasix...?, the latest in Kerry's essay series.

Updated Kerry's Corner
Vivian Rowe of Kentucky, asks, "How can I reassure an off-track thoroughbred that racing is done, and they can relax now?" Read Kerry's response here.

July 2009

On Saturday, July 18th from 1pm to 4pm, Kerry will be at the Friends Of Barbaro fund rasier event for Equihab Horse Rescue. Kerry will be there all day, speaking on horse behavior, research and stress management, as well as discussing THT's pioneering EthoGrade assessment scale. Location: Cloverleaf Stables, 212 Woodlawn Road, Wilmington Delaware, 19803. For further information contact May Snyder at 443-466-4087.

June 2009

New Questions in Kerry's Corner From a Top U.S. Trainer
In this Q&A, we cover the idea of how a horse understands the concept of distance and comprehend his own pace. The author is seeking ways to devise better training tools for his horses that will allow him to introduce a more natural flow to distance and also assist his jockeys' strategy. Click here to read more.

Introducing the THT EthoGrade
This equine psychoanalysis behavior/potential assessment gradient scale is the result of years of research and has been adapted from the ethological assessment scales THT uses during our Wild Mustang Field Research; a pioneering tool for the understanding of the social aspects and relationships existing within the herd. An understanding of the natural dynamic is essential for a better understanding of your horse and how your horse fits into the equine puzzle of life on an individual level. Learn more about the THT EthoGrade

New Article by Calvin L. Carter Comparing Kerry M. Thomas to Federico Tesio
Kerry's insight into the behavior of the equine species has led to him being compared to Federico Tesio — the late, great, world-renowned owner and breeder of Champion thoroughbreds. Click here to read more.

Kerry will be at the Friends Of Barbaro, Celebration Of Barbaro's Life, July 18th, to help raise awareness and money for the Equihab Horse Rescue. Slated for Delaware/Pennsylvania area. For exact locations and times, please contact May Snyder of Equihab.

May 2009

A View From The Hoof #10 Now Available For Download
Download the latest in Kerry's A View From The Hoof essay series, entitled, Project Athlete; Nurturing The Natural...

Fundraiser with Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Rescue & Retirement Center
THT's Kerry Thomas will be in Chase City, Virginia on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, appearing at the Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Rescue & Retirement Center. Join Kerry & Blue Horse for a barn gathering and fund raiser on Saturday. Call 434-372-2389 for event details.

April 2009

THT & Federico Tesio
Equine writer and Thoroughbred Pedigree expert Calvin L. Carter is currently working on a major article about Kerry M. Thomas and the Thomas Herding Technique as the reincarnation of famous trainer Federico Tesio. THT has been sited as the premier equine training philosophy and compared widely to the great Tesio. THT & Federico Tesio: developing training protocols that advance the natural herd dynamic into the artificial world. A book about Kerry and his THT works is also being considered.

A View From The Hoof #10 Now Available For Download
Click here for War Admiral v/s Seabiscuit; Herding Holdup Revealed and to download other essays in the series.

New Essay Available For Download
A new release in the A View From The Hoof essay series is now available. Click here to download: Potential Withholds; Mental Illness & The Equine Athlete.

THT In Print
THT is currently published in the April/May issue of Australia's Equine Excellence magazine.

THT In Kentucky April 19-25
THT's Founder Kerry M. Thomas will be visiting Kentucky the week of April 19th through the 25th. Meet-N-Greets and other stops in Louisville, Lexington and surrounding areas are currently being scheduled. If you would like to schedule a visit with Kerry or invite him to your farm, please contact THT. Tour visits and stops will vary on location and availability, and we are accepting new client interests. To contact the THT liaison in Louisville, please use "Kentucky Tour Liaison" as the subject of your email and your request will be forwarded.

March 2009

THT In Virginia During The First Week Of May
Kerry will be visiting Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center, in Chase City, Virginia, during the week of May 4th. If you are interested in learning more about this organization, call 434-372-2389, or .

Upcoming Field Research
Our next field research trip to Wyoming and Montana is tentatively planned for fall 2009. Check back soon for details or contact the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center in Lovell for any additional information.

February 2009

THT is currently working to schedule a Southern California visit and Meet-N-Greet for either summer or fall 2009. If you are interested in having Kerry visit your facility or you would like to host a THT Meet-N-Greet, please contact us. THT is also accepting future client interests in the southwest region, contact for details.

A View From The Hoof Essay #8 Released
Download the latest in our A View From The Hoof series, Horse Behavior In Focus; Concentration Without Reason.

December 2008

A tribute to Geronimo

November 2008

Wild mustangs draw horse whisperer out west, TriCounty Record

October 2008

Thomas Herding Technique in the Daily Local News