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Friday, June 8, 2018


I met Heather at the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City last year and was instantly captured by her spirit of adventure and fun. Learning that she is a timid rider surprised me. An interview with Heather is here, and her new book launches today!

Oh, and being timid? Heather will be traveling to Mongolia to cover the Gobi Desert Cup horse race later this year. I've never associated "timid" and "traveling to Mongolia" with the same person before, so I'm definitely intrigued to learn more! Read on! -cjh

About the book: Confessions of a Timid Rider is a memoir detailing Heather Wallace’s insights about being an anxiety-ridden but passionate equestrian. After returning to riding as a mother, she is determined to follow her dreams in spite of the fear that she is somehow lacking in talent or ability.

An in-depth look into the heart and head of a returning adult equestrian, this memoir is not limited to those people with horse experience. In fact, Confessions of a Timid Rider is the perfect book to read for anyone who questions their value and worth in their designated profession or life choice. Motivational and inspirational, this book will make you determined to pursue your dreams despite the inner voice that says you aren’t good enough.

Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), and Aromatherapist working diligently to reveal to the world the benefits of natural therapies for animals through both hands-on work, and writing in her award-winning blog, The Timid Rider. 

Heather plays many roles as a mother, entrepreneur, and writer. Her first book, Equestrian Handbook of Excuses, was a 2017 Literary Selection for the Equus Film Festival. Her second book, Confessions of a Timid Rider, details her insights about being an anxiety-ridden but passionate equestrian. 

She is the Media Consultant for The Gobi Desert Cup, a 480 kilometer endurance ride in Mongolia. More, she is also the Content Manager and a regular writer for, and contributes to a number of publications including Sidelines Magazine, and Holistic Horse Magazine. In her spare time (of which she has little) she spends her time with her husband, three children, two dogs, and pony. 

You can follow her on social media @timidrider or at 

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