Some of the Many Hats I Wear…

Animal Massage Therapy

I am a certified and insured Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT) and Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CCMT) who provides sports massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy for equines, canines, and camelids throughout New Jersey. I am on the Pet Advisory Panel for Treatibles, a phytocannabinoid (CBD) oil) company for animals. Visit my business website.


My first book, Equestrian Handbook of Excuses, was a 2017 Literary Selection for the Equus Film Festival. Available now is my award-winning and second book, bestselling  Confessions of a Timid Rider, which details my story about being an anxiety-ridden but passionate equestrian won the 2018 Equus Film Festival and Girl Forward: A Tale of One Woman’s Adventure in Mongolia won the 2019 Equus Film Festival WINNIE award for non-fiction. All books are available through my Shop or on Amazon.


My name is Heather.  I stepped away from horses as a teen due to anxiety and regretted it ever since. Now I’m back but things are a little different now. 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 a Timid Rider, but I’m determined to keep pursuing my passion.

Freelance Writer

I have written for Equine Info Exchange and publications such as Sidelines Magazine, Holistic Horse Magazine, Horse Canada and many more.  You can view a selection of my freelance work in my portfolio. In my spare time, of which I have little, I spend my time with her husband, three children, two dogs, and pony.


I provide horse show photography, personal photo shoots, as well as photography for marketing campaigns. While I, of course, shoot some posed images, I tend toward candid and action shots that show our true selves and the individual personalities of your animals. Please visit my portfolio for examples of my work.


I co-host the Equestrian Pulse Podcast with my friends, Andrea Parker of the Sand Arena Ballerina and Louise Dando of In Due Horse. We are an international group of equestrian bloggers from different backgrounds and disciplines united by our passion for horses. The Equestrian Pulse Podcast takes the pulse of the global equestrian community, we interview or chat with brands and equestrians regarding nutrition and fitness, trends, horsemanship, and confidence amongst all disciplines.

Follow me on social media @timidrider.

Awards & Nominations

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.

Featured in Media


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)




Interested in contacting Heather to interview her for your blog, newspaper, magazine or podcast? Send her an email.

Media Kit

Media kit is available upon request.

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.