I have been publishing non-fiction books since 2017 and won multiple Equus Film Festival Literary Awards and Reader’s Favorite awards, including the extremely popular Confessions of a Timid Rider. In 2023, I published the first book of the contemporary romance series, Back Door Horse, which was an Amazon Best Seller and Hot New Release for over two months.

All my books, fiction and non-fiction are available through my Shop, on Taborton Equine Books, or on Amazon.

Blogger, The Timid Rider

I stepped away from horses as a teen due to anxiety and regretted it ever since. I returned as an adult but things were a little different. I’m a mother, I’m less flexible, and I’m a lot more nervous. The biggest difference? I’m following my passion despite lacking confidence. Join me as I talk about all those things we think but don’t say out loud. I am The Timid Rider, but I’m determined to keep pursuing my passion. Do you relate? Read more now on the blog.

Podcast Host

Adulting with Horses, is a an NSFW podcast with the adult amateur equestrienne in mind. As crazy horse girls, we don’t take ourselves too seriously in the saddle or out, and our show reflects that! In 2023 we were named the #1 Freelance Equestrian Podcast in the United States.

Subscribe and listen on the Horse Radio Network, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts and join our private Facebook group, the Adulting with Horses Clubhouse. Follow us on social media Instagram @adultingwithhorsespodcast or Twitter @AdultingHorses.

Follow me on social media @timidrider.

Awards & Nominations

  • Reader's Favorite 5 Star
  • American Horse Publications Award 2019
  • Amazon Best Selling Book


Would you like to interview me for your blog, newspaper, magazine or podcast? Contact me today.

Media Kit

My media kit is available upon request.

Featured in Media


Back Door Horse (Excerpt), The Plaid Horse May (p 168)

Shadow on the Mountain Book Review, Etta Reads

Beyond Expectations Excerpt, Equestrian Living May/June

The Best Books If You Love Horses by Shepherd

Back Door Horse Audiobook Review, Etta Reads


Cyber Shopping for Horse Lovers, Barngoddess Chronicles

Book Review: Back Door Horse by Heather Wallace, Palomino and Pinto Blog

Horses in the Morning, Adulting, Sleeping, Pads, and Legal Stuff (September 27)

American Horse Publications, Equine Network Brands Win Big at the 2023 American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards (July 6)

Horses in the Morning, Adulting for the Win, Divas ‘Til Death and EFWP for June 26, 2023 by World Equestrian Center

American Horse Publications, June Schleese Collaborator Livestreams (June 13)

Second Act Success, Get Back On That Horse with Heather Wallace (May 30)

American Horse Publications, AHP Names 61 Finalists in 2023 Equine Media Awards (May 1)

Canvas Rebel, Meet Heather Wallace (April 17)


Book Review: Adulting with Horses, Palomino and Pinto Blog


Book Review: Body Conditioning for the Horse and Rider by Dr. Danielle Shugard, Dr. Madelyn Rauch, and Heather Wallace, Palomino and Pinto Blog.

Horse World Expo, The Barngoddess Chronicles (March 2021).

Parenting from the Saddle: Equestrian Moms Use Creativity for Barn Time, Horse Illustrated (December 2021)

Natural Insect Repellents for Horses, Horse Illustrated (November 2021)

Friendsgiving Episode on The Leadline Podcast (November 2021)

Live Interview with Horse Illustrated at Equitana USA (October 2021)

Equus Television (October 2021)

Spark Awards: Check Out Our Writing Finalists (July 19, 2021)

Experiencing The Movement 2021 with Monty Roberts (Horse Illustrated, July 9, 2021)

Stable Scoop Journalists Roundatable (June 23, 2021).

On The Bookstore for Horse Lovers, Reuniting with a Horse & Self-Care with Heather Wallace (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast)

Female Equine Industry Trailblazers Contest Winners, Horse Illustrated.

How Equine Blogger Heather Wallace Built Brand Authority through Book Writing, The Leadline Podcast.

Listen Now


Equitana Presents with Heels Down Media, The Storytellers of New Media.


On Writing Memoirs, Equine Massage & Starting Your Own Business with Heather Wallace (Equestrian Author Spotlight Episode 9)
Equestrian Pulse Podcast: Interview with Author Heather Wallace
Horsemanship Radio (August 15, 2019) 
Horses in the Morning Podcast (July 1, 2019)



Girl Forward

  • 3-time Amazon #1 Bestseller in Equestrian Sports and Top 5 for Travel!
  • Reader’s Favorite, Press Release
  • 2019 NON-FICTION WINNIE AWARD winner at the Equus Film Festival.

Confessions of a Timid Rider

The Timid Rider

  • Ranked #25 in Top 100 Equestrian Blogs by Feedspot.
  • 2017 Equus Film Festival Literary Selection (Equestrian Handbook of Excuses).
  • Top 100 Pet Blog by Feedspot.
  • Blogger Recognition Award 2017.
  • Haynet Equestrian Blogger of the Year 2017 Nominee.
  • 2017 Dog Writer’s Association Nominee, Is An Animal Massage Therapist a Real Job?
  • 2017 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Nominee: Best Unconventional Pet Blog, Best New Pet Blog, Best Pet Blog Design, Best Written Blog Post.

Praise for The Timid Rider

“Your post is brilliant I love it, you’re such a talented writer I love the way you write, very informative but easy reading.”Danielle Reynolds, DVR Equestrian.

“Heather’s knowledge, writing skills and professional approach to her blog and site make her an absolute joy to work with.”  – Jodi Ziskin, Director of Communications, Treatibles.

Heather’s blog is a little broader than just equestrian, covering our other four legged furry friends too – dogs. Heather’s blog content speaks for herself, however her strong passion for driving a blogging community and supporting others in the blogosphere shouldn’t go unrecognised, especially while managing a busy family life.” – Sophie Tunnah, Team Tunnah Eventing.

“I admire your courage and honesty about your fears and the fact that you are overcoming them so publicly everyday. I do think you, your blog, and your writing were put here for a reason; to inspire and help others and as a model for your sweet children.”Stephanie Seger, Big Dog Mom.

“Im so glad you decided to start blogging! I don’t ride and I’ll never own a horse, but I like your writing and storytelling. I love this line so much: “The words simply poured out of me like racehorses at the gate just waiting to be unleashed.” You have a good voice and I’m glad you’ve opened the gates!”Debbie Bailey, Life with Mutts.

“I absolutely love getting to know about horses and you through this blog and by connecting via BlogPaws. So happy to have you in the community. You are providing a valuable blog that many learn from, so thank you!”Carol Bryant, Fidose of Reality and BlogPaws Team.

“I think your writing has a lot of information and a lot of heart! That’s a wonderful combination. Your passion, along with your triumphs as well as struggles shine through. It’s very real and I think people really respond to that. I’m so glad you started your blog and that you’re a part of the BlogPaws community as well!!”Cathy Armato, Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them and BlogPaws Ambassador.