The Timid Rider

About 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. My newest book, Girl Forward is now a literary selection for the 2019 WINNIE awards and a winner of the Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Award! 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.

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Our Community

Did you know that I have a private FB group called The Timid Riders? The world celebrates confident, extroverted people but is that “real” 100% of the time? I wanted to create a place where you can be honest with your highs and lows, stories, and setbacks. This is intended as a supportive group of like-minded people who aren’t perfect but try their best. So, if this sounds like something you would like, please join!

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