Girl Forward Heather Wallace

Girl Forward

A Tale of One Woman’s Unlikely Adventure in Mongolia I knew when I heard about the Gobi Desert Cup that I was taking a calculated risk. The adventure was not only worth it but it also taught me a lot about myself. I don’t like to set limitations and yet as the Timid Rider I […]

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The Tenets of Timidity Confidence Horses

The Tenets of Timidity: Do You Check Any Boxes?

Confession: I’m not scared to ride horses. Referring to myself as a timid rider results in a few different reactions. Certainly, admitting this to others leaves me open to comments, opinions, and rarely even derision. The most common reaction is others assuming I don’t know how to ride a horse, something which I find incredibly […]

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Headlight Harness for Horses

Horses aren’t walked in harnesses, unlike dogs, but to an ex-mounted police officer the Headlight Harness for dogs had a lot of equine potential. A chance meeting at a local pet event resulted in the Headlight Harness for Horses, a product perfect for the barn or the trail. Just imagine what it would mean for […]

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Stuck in a Rut: How Often Do You Change Your Horse’s Routine?

When I made the decision to move barns to a smaller, private facility I knew there would be an adjustment period. Perhaps, however, I underestimated just how used to a routine we had been.

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Equine Authors at American Horse Publications

Finding Your Herd: Motivation, Inspiration, and Fun

Finding and spending time with your herd, a group of like-minded people, can keep you motivated and inspired. More, you can have fun!

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Top Tips for Over Thinkers when Changing Barns

Confession: I’m moving barns at the end of the month. This was a terrifying decision to make. If I’m being honest, which let’s face it I always am, I love being at my current barn for many reasons. There are so many good things about an equestrian facility. There are 500 acres of trails, multiple […]

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When Good Horses Become Turds

Confession: Not everyone is perfect, even my pony.  It’s hard to admit. But sadly, Ferrous is not perfect. I know, it was shocking to me as well. Alas, it is true. Generally, my pony is an easygoing and forgiving companion. Full of personality and generally a confidence builder for me, he tells me what he […]

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School of Hard Knocks: Children Need to Fall Off Horses

Confession: We’ve all bit knocked down from our pegs a time or two, hopefully, to get up again stronger. It’s a lot harder to watch your children fall. We all know what it is to get knocked down, wipe ourselves off, and get up again. It’s entirely a different story when it is our children. […]

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Sabine Schleese Saddlery

Equestrienne: Sabine Schleese, Schleese Saddlery

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting and spending time with Sabine Schleese at the American Horse Publication conference in Hunt Valley, Maryland in 2018. Sabine is the woman behind Schleese Saddlery, which she runs with expert saddle-fitting husband Jochen. Together they moved to Canada from Germany and created a unique saddle company that was […]

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Kids Struggle with Confidence Too

Confession: Today my normally confident daughter showed me her timid side.   My eldest daughter has been riding therapy horses since she was 4-years old. Now, six years later she is incredibly confident on a horse even going so far as to win ribbons at the Horse Park of New Jersey and brag about her […]

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Heather Wallace The Timid Rider

Too Nervous to Ride

Confession: For the first time I’m nervous to ride my pony.   Ferrous and I have a wonderful relationship and I couldn’t be happier with him. He’s predictable but challenging, something that makes a timid rider like me feel infinitely more comfortable. More, we’ve built a bond over the last year. In doing so, I […]

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Holistic Wellness Humans

Holistic Wellness is Not Just for the Horses

Fitness isn’t enough. I need to achieve balance with chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage, and nutrition. After all, I believe in holistic wellness for horses, why not for myself?   Being a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT) has its advantages. My own horse receives bodywork that includes chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and sports massage regularly and […]

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