Heather Wallace & The Timid Rider
I am a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT) and Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT).
While I am confident at work, I struggle with confidence in the saddle. I left riding as a teenager due to anxiety but returned as an adult after having my first child. This time around is a lot different. I’m older, I’m less flexible, and I’m a lot farther from the ground. Not to mention, I have three daughters at home depending on me. I still doubt myself but my determination to pursue my passion with horses is a constant struggle that I’m working on every day with my pony Ferrous. My advice to you? Never give up. Be bold and step outside your comfort zone.
I am perhaps best known for my best-selling book, Confessions of a Timid Rider, which won the 2018 Equus Film Festival WINNIE award for Best Non-Fiction. I have also written for a number of publications including Holistic Horse Magazine, Sidelines Magazine, and Equine Info Exchange among others. View my portfolio for more information.
I am a proud part of The Gobi Desert Cup, which I joined in 2018 as the Media Coordinator. This endurance horse race and cultural experience in Mongolia is unlike anything else I’ve ever done. Not only does this experience take international riders to the heart of this vast country, away from technology and back to basics, but you learn so much about yourself and your horsemanship also. To learn more, or to apply, visit www.gobidesertcup.com.
Are you a brand, marketing rep, or press member? Please view my Media page for more information.