Heather Wallace & The Timid Rider
Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), and Aromatherapist.
An overachiever by nature, Heather is always seeking to learn more to help animals of all kinds. She has a keen sense for what each animal needs and communicates, especially the more sensitive horses and dogs.
As the writer and photographer for her blog, The Timid Rider (formerly Bridle & Bone), Heather is working diligently to reveal to the world the benefits natural therapies for animals. Her blog was started to address the variety of concerns had by her client’s owners and “fur parents”.
While Heather is confident at work, she struggles with confidence in the saddle. She left riding due to anxiety as a teenager and returned as an adult after having her first child. With no less anxiety, but determination to pursue her passion and time to herself, follow Heather’s journey while she struggles to let passion be greater than her fear.
Heather has written for a number of publications including Holistic Horse Magazine, Sidelines Magazine, Good Dog Magazine, and Equine Info Exchange. Her first book, Equestrian Handbook of Excuses was a 2017 Literary Selection for the Equus Film Festival and her second book, Confessions of a Timid Rider, which was released June 2018, is an Amazon best-selling book in three equestrian categories.
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Confessions of a Timid Rider is a memoir detailing Heather Wallace’s insights about being an anxiety-ridden but passionate equestrian. After returning to riding as a mother, she is determined to follow her dreams in spite of the fear that she is somehow lacking in talent or ability. An in-depth look into the heart and head of a returning adult equestrian, this memoir is not limited to those people with horse experience. In fact, Confessions of a Timid Rider is the perfect book to read for anyone who questions their value and worth in their designated profession or life choice. Motivational and inspirational, this book will make you determined to pursue your dreams despite the inner voice that says you aren’t good enough.
As equestrians we are united by our love of horses. But whether you own, lease, or borrow some days you just want to call your trainer and cancel. For those days I’ve compiled a handy list of excuses to tell our trainers, our horses, or ourselves for why today just isn’t a good day to ride. Suitable for every level of rider, from lead line to Grand Prix.
Potential excuses cover ~ weather ~ your mood ~ your horse’s mood ~ random acts of laziness.
Two editions available in my Shop; pocket edition (1st) and photography book (2nd).