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“Be the Bridge, Not the Block”

Coaching with Kerry 
Behavioral Assessments; A La Carte' 
Sensory Soundness Mapping

Educational Events
presented by
Kerry M Thomas 
Coaching with Kerry

Coaching with Kerry Clinics! Get one-to-one evaluation and lessons! Get the advantage of Kerry’s internationally renowned work in behavioral genetics, sensory efficiency, mind-to-body fluency and human to horse compatibility markers. Indoor, outdoor, cross-country. Training sessions to competitive analysis. Up your game, strengthen your relationship, learn to synchronize with your horse where their action is harmonized through your intention. Decide where you want to go, and I will help you get there!

All clinic sessions are filmed for detailed assessment following the clinic where upon completion you will receive evaluation notes, recommendations, and session review in-person or via zoom, with Kerry! 

#Eventing. #Dressage. #Show Jumping. #Reining. #Pleasure. #Endurance. 
Per-day clinic minimum, 4 horses. Per-day clinic maximum, 8 horses. 
One-, Two- or Three-day weekend clinics and full clinic tours are offered with international availability. 
Per Horse fee based upon clinic event, number of horses and location. 
Corporate partnered or sponsored events are available. 

Also available: Clinics Online!

Pivo friendly, remote clinics can be made available! Have four or more friends? Got video footage? Then ask about our Remote Clinic Bundles. A minimum of 4 horses is needed to qualify for Clinic Bundle option.  

Want to host? Want to sponsor? Want to organize? Have a question? Get in touch today! 
Email #CoachKerry to 


Discover. Learn. Achieve. 

“The best way to learn is through discovery, the best way to achieve, is by not being afraid to”. kmt


Behavioral Assessments, A La Carte’; 1, 2 or 3 day event

Event options include Educational Only / Educational and Clinic / Clinic Only 

~Learn How To; identify stress markers
~Learn How; stress affects performance
~Learn How; human stressors impact the horse
~Learn How To; identify areas of hypersensitivity
~Learn How To; identify a horse’s vulnerabilities 
~Learn How To; identify a horse’s strengths
~Learn How To; identify discipline compatibility markers
~Learn How To; create coaching protocols properly fitted to the horse’s psyche

Clinic: Behavioral Assessments:

Bring your horse for an evaluation! You are invited to ride through an obstacle course that will be specifically designed for your horse based upon Kerry’s initial evaluation. You may also take your horse through in-hand if you do not wish to ride. Video footage will be taken for detailed analysis (takes place after the event when all data is collected). You will get real-time feedback, advice and tips as well as receive a full written analysis that includes your horse’s strengths, vulnerabilities, discipline compatibility, coaching & training tips, relationship building takeaways and much more! 

Can’t bring your horse but still want to book-in your horse assessment? No problem! Anyone who attends the educational portion of this event is eligible to book-in A La Carte’ Essential or Sport for at event special price! Attendees also receive a Life Through the Senses Education Center special discount coupon for one a course or lesson of your choosing! Want to host? Want to attend? Want pricing information? Contact us today! Email #ALaCarteEvent to 

*See services area for A La Carte’s Essentials and Sport for more information about these unique service options. Event discounts applied to normal service fees are based upon event option. Each event is quoted based upon event details to accommodate travel time and expenses as needed. 

Mapping Exmaple

“Be the Bridge, Not the Block”

Sensory Soundness Mapping; 3-day Event

Presented by
Kerry M Thomas


Educational Seminar:

~Herd Dynamics and Natural Herd Structure; Harmony and Contentment
~Nature of Co-Dependency, Sensory Soundness, and the Strength of Vulnerability 
~ The Sensory Sequence; Unlocking the Mind-To-Body Relationship
~Understanding the 6 Zones of Sensitivity; Sensory Lead Changes 
~ Egg of Self-Awareness, Understanding Emotional Depth Perception and Rate of Interpretation
~Psychosensory Alignments, Understanding Sensory-Unsoundness
~Be the Bridge, Not the Block, Outsourcing and the Characteristics of Stress
~Horse V/S Discipline, Understanding the Emotional Demands of Physical Performance
~Practical Applications; Coaching, Enrichment Patterns-In-Motion, the Power of Intention

“Discover the importance of being the Bridge for your horse, connected by an emotional rein; learn how to shape the power of your intent to facilitate mind to body fluency. Your intention translated into physical movement defines the art of horsemanship.” ~ Kerry

Clinic Options Include: Why are these clinics important? 

A sensory evaluation is an essential component vital for determining how the horse is managing stress, and how it affects their performance capacity and training ability. We can answer the question of does my horse have the psychological capacity to be the athlete and perform to the standards set for them? We will determine what are realistic goals for the horse, and what needs to be integrated into their program and daily lives, to get them there. 

Option 1) With up to 4 previously approved demonstration horses you will learn the basics of Sensory Mapping. Discipline specific horse selection, how to pick the right horse. Learn how to identify emotional energy distribution and accumulative stressors. Learn how to determine the basic function of the horse’s Sensory Egg, depth perception and self-awareness. Learn how to Be the Bridge, Not the Block.

Option 2) Two-part clinic day. First session, same as Option 1 but with 2 previously approved demonstration horses. Second session, full sensory evaluation and mapping service provided, complete with enrichment diagram pattern-of-motion design created specifically for your horse. Film footage will be captured of each horse being mapped for detailed analysis, and for the development of the enrichment course design. The full analysis process takes place after the clinic. Sensory Map, Evaluation and the Enrichment Diagram will be emailed upon completion. Special event pricing will be applied. *see Sensory Soundness Mapping in the services area.

Options 1 and 2: 
Learn course designs for enrichment diagrams and how to apply and nurture sensory enriching patterns-of-motion to stimulate psychological growth, mitigate stressors and advance trainability and performance capacity. 

Note: Owners of Demo-Horses will have the opportunity to opt-in for a full sensory soundness mapping an evaluation and will be accommodated whenever possible. Special discounts may be applied for these horses. 

Sensory Soundness Mapping and Evaluation Service; Clinic Only Special:

A full Sensory Soundness Evaluation and Mapping service with clinic special pricing. Minimum of 5 horses per day for clinic discount pricing, with a maximum of 8 book-ins a day. Film footage will be captured of each horse being mapped for detailed analysis, and for the development of the enrichment course design. The full analysis process takes place after the clinic. Sensory Map and Evaluation and the Enrichment Diagram will be emailed upon completion. (*see Sensory Soundness Mapping in the services area for more information)

Event Summary:

Life Through the Senses presentations can be tailored to fit any need, special event, or specific group upon request. Events are commonly two-days. Single day clinics and educational seminars are available. 

Two Day Presentation: The first day is the educational seminar on Herd Dynamics and Sensory Soundness. These commonly take place in a classroom type setting. The second day is a recap and review Q-n-A session with a move then into the arena for either Option 1 or Option 2 clinic portion.
At each event Show Special Book-Ins are made available. Anyone that purchases a ticket to attend who wants to book their horse for an evaluation and mapping after the event can do so at a discounted show price. Where there may be a limited number of dates available, we try to accommodate everyone who wants to get their horse on Kerry’s evaluation schedule. 
We do not offer “fence-sitter” opportunities at most events; some special exceptions may be accommodated for single day clinics. Please ask ahead of time! Our events are exclusive to and for those who purchase a ticket. Kerry’s work isn’t entertainment focused, there’s “nothing to see” from an abstract view, but everything to see and learn when you’re a participant. Events are reserved for the discerning equestrian who wishes to take their understanding of horse psychology and herd dynamics to a whole new level. 

Fee structure is on an event-to-event basis. There is no standard fee because there are so many moving parts involved with each different venue and location. We commonly tailor to fit the needs of our prospective participants, resulting in fee structures predicated upon the details of each unique event. 

Where we try to accommodate everyone, we all know it isn’t always possible. That said, we strive to collaborate to meet your needs. Life is a shared learning experience, and we can only grow together when we work together for a common goal. 

Distinguished Event Opportunity: 

Combo-Events with Kerry M Thomas and Doctor Shelley Appleton are available! The much-celebrated Applied Sensory Soundness Tour, Australia 2023, presented an historic opportunity for attendees to experience an equestrian event unlike anything presented before. Kerry and Shelley are a powerful one-two punch of innovative horsemanship with both educational and practical value takeaways offered in no other venue. The collaboration between Kerry and Shelley is as insightful as it is telling, from human to horse, the advantage of learning from their experience and innovation, is priceless. If you want to book them, don’t delay, email today!


All events are available worldwide, for every horse, in every discipline. From beginner horse lover to seasoned equestrian, if you like to make new discoveries and learn new things, you’ve arrived at the right place! 

Custom Topic Online Seminars? 

Yes! Kerry will consider any request to give a presentation via Zoom, these will be limited to single-topic educational seminars commonly not exceeding 120 minutes in duration, times will vary. To request your online seminar, send an email with your topic of interest. All topics will be considered, not all topics will be approved. Send an email with your inquiry. *Inquire about pricing for groups larger than 25 participants.

*Fee $450.00 US   

Want to organize an event? Want to sponsor an event? Want to discuss different options? Have questions? 

Email “Events” to 

Perth Seminar
Melbourne Clinic
Sydney Seminar
Shelley and Kerry
Kerry Teaching
Hello There.
Applied Sensory Soundness Tour Australia
Melbourne, Sydney & Perth November, 2023
Sensory Soundness Tour 2023 Melbourne Australia
Sensory Soundness Tour 2023 Sydney Australia
Sensory Soundness Tour 2023 Perth Australia
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