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Sensory Soundness & The Psychology of Motion

Posted on August 26, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Sensory Soundness

&

The Psychology of Motion

 

Position Paper

By

Kerry M Thomas


 

Introduction


The study of the herd dynamics in horses and the vital role they play in any athletic discipline is a study of the many pieces of the psychological jigsaw puzzle that make up what I call the...

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Kentucky Derby 145 Analysis Intro-Piece

Posted on May 12, 2019 at 6:50 AM

*Each year for our annual Kentucky Derby Herd Dynamics Analysis I pen a position paper as the introduction, in an effort to help further advance an understanding of work and approach here at THT.The following is a copy of the 2019 installment as it appeared in the KY Derby 145 analysis.



The Kentucky Derby & Herd Dynamics;

The Nature of Competition

By:

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Identifying Performance Issues; a brief summary

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Like a missing tooth on a flywheel, gaps in the sensory sequence and/or herd dynamic dependencies manifested from them, are seemingly random though ever present hovering in the background. Talent and performance always at their mercy.


 

Over the years we have been called upon to investigate elite talents with nagging accompanying "ghostly" issues that seemed to appear from out of nowhere, only we know these things have a cause that is in most cases not phy...

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Welcome to THT...

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM

*THT Bloodstock had the honor of being included in Ireland based Horse Tech Conference’s recognition of innovative and pioneering equine businesses market report. The following is an excerpt of our introduction in the Psychology section.*


“When investing in inanimate objects, you can disregard taking behavioral economics into consideration; horses are not inanimate objects.” Kerry M Thomas, Founder of THT Bloodstock

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"The Race Between the Ears"

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 7:20 AM

**NOTE** "The following is the introduction to our 2018 Kentucky Derby Herd Dynamics Analysis; left in it's original form. The information in this piece being relevant for all horses, all disciplines and breeds, for it is about the horse, the herd dynamics, the sensory system and relevancy of emotional stress" If you would like the PDF of the full report emailed to you, please contact us with your request and email address.


Performance Anxiety and the ...

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Equine PTSD; an Emotional Reflection

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Equine PTSD; an Emotional Reflection

A Position Paper

 

I am of the opinion that any living thing that can express itself with emotion in any degree can also in the manner of those degrees experience contentment or stress. My name is Kerry Thomas and I am the founder of THT Bloodstock, and the following are my thoughts and postulations on a topic I have, like many, long been acquainted with before I realized that I was.


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Equine PTSD; an Emotional Reflection

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Equine PTSD; an Emotional Reflection

A Position Paper

 

I am of the opinion that any living thing that can express itself with emotion in any degree can also in the manner of those degrees experience contentment or stress. My name is Kerry Thomas and I am the founder of THT Bloodstock, and the following are my thoughts and postulations on a topic I have, like many, long been acquainted with before I realized that I was.


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At The Top; Longevity "The Herd Dynamics of Colts in Nature"

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

At The Top; Longevity

The Herd Dynamics of Colts in Nature

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Opinion Piece By:

Kerry M Thomas

Founder:

THT Bloodstock

 

One of the questions that arise along the way in the world of racing is "why did this elite athlete suddenly look quite beatable?" It’s a question with many possible answers and when put to me, as ha...

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American Cleopatra as a weanling

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 4:40 PM



Another interesting result has rolled in from our weanling study from the summer of 2014, when we were commissioned to observe young horses at the farm in a herd structure.


Our goal was to see what kind of traits we could identify at such an early age and try to pick out the future star athletes.


When we were watching one of the big herds out at ...

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The Herd Dynamic of the Keeneland September Sale Topper

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 12:40 AM



Sometimes sale toppers turn out to be worth the gaudy price tag. Sometimes they are never heard from again. Often times the result is somewhere in between.  But it has been relatively rare that we at THT Bloodstock think the sale topper actually was the best horse in the sale.


This year’s September sale was the exception. We thought the gray Tapit colt that sold for $2.1-million t...

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