Privacy Policy



I am a participant in several affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees to help pay for costs to run the website.

If you happen to click an affiliate link and end up making a purchase, I will earn a small commission for the referral at no cost to you.  At The Timid Rider I only promote products that I have used or I feel would be of great interest to my readers. All posts containing affiliate links will be disclosed per FTC guidelines.


Images and content may not be used without written permission and proper credit to Heather Wallace and The Timid Rider. Images on this website or social media channels are the property of The Timid Rider or were obtained for use on this site. Use or screenshots of both written and photographic content are a violation of intellectual property and subject to penalty.

© Heather Wallace, All Rights Reserved.


I do not diagnose medical issues, offer medical advice, prescribe drugs, or perform surgery. Equine sports massage, canine sports massage, and aromatherapy are intended to complement an team of wellness providers including but not limited to veterinarians, chiropractors, farriers, and trainers. Content on The Timid Rider is not to be construed as medical or veterinary advice. If you have questions regarding your pet’s health please direct them to your veterinarian.


The Timid Rider: Confessions of an Animal Massage Therapist is a blog written and edited by Heather Wallace. All opinions are her own.


Privacy Policy

This website has an optional newsletter for my readers, intending to provide additional information, special offers, and blog updates.  Readers can sign up on any pop-up or embedded form on this site.  The only information required is your email address.  You can manage your subscription at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any email.  To completely remove your contact information from the database, you can email me directly at and I will do so immediately.

Should you order a book from the Shop, I will collect your first name, last name, email address, and mail address in order to provide the product to you. This information is private and is not available to others, nor will it ever be made available. I respect your privacy.

My site runs Google Analytics which track user clicks and global demographics to help me better run the website.  You can opt-out on the cookie notification popup that appears on any of the pages on my site when you first visit.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.  When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.


We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.