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Profile: Rousing Sermon

Rousing Sermon (Eclipse Sportswire)

I think Rousing Sermon is a better horse than he is being given credit for. He shows signs of a nice group herd dynamic and an individual dynamic, but his ability to develop that strong point is being limited by wearing blinkers. The blinkers inhibit his senses and his presence, and this is a horse that I would not want to do that to.

He has good time-in-motion skills, so I don’t think the Derby distance will be a problem, and he shows some grit. It is hard to say where he belongs on the herd dynamic scale because his development has slowed, but I like this horse.

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Author PhotoKerry Thomas is a groundbreaking researcher of behavioral genetics in horses. He created emotional conformation profiling, which measure’s the mental and emotional capacities of the equine. Horse owners around the world use him to profile and unlock the minds of their horses both in training and pre-purchase evaluations. Thomas’ work in the field of equine behavioral genetics has pioneering applications in all the sport horse industries, including Thoroughbred racing and breeding. Please visit his website for more information. (Author photo: Mary Buckley) More by  ›