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Heather Wallace

Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine and Canine Sports Massage Therapist at Animal Bodywork & Aromatherapy, an award-winning author of Confessions of a Timid Rider and Girl Forward: One Woman's Unlikely Tale of Adventure in Mongolia, and blogger at The Timid Rider based in Monmouth County, N.J.

Regaining Confidence as a Rider

If you’ve ridden horses for any length of time, you know that falling is part of the process. Some riders…

7 months ago


Coming Back to Horses as an Adult Equestrian

I grew up riding horses. I was obsessed. I had a collection of Breyer models, copies of Horse Illustrated magazine,…

2 years ago

Anhidrosis and Your Horse: What Is It and What Could It Mean for You?

When I bought my pony, Ferrous, the former owner disclosed that he had trouble sweating, but a supplement was all…

3 years ago

Parenting from the Saddle: Equestrian Moms Use Creativity for Barn Time

As mothers, we can find it difficult to balance work and family. We often put everyone else's needs first and…

3 years ago

The Tevis Cup: A 100-Mile Endurance Ride Like No Other

Preparing for a 100-mile horse ride is no small feat. I’ve trekked across Mongolia as an official for an endurance…

3 years ago

Natural Insect Repellents for Horses

While for most horses, insects are just a nuisance, but some are incredibly sensitive to insect bites, have chronic inflammation…

3 years ago

Experiencing The Movement 2021 with Monty Roberts

Let’s face it, we’ve all been a little house bound this past year. Imagine my excitement when it was announced…

3 years ago

Soft Tissue Injury in Horses

Soft tissue injury in horses is eventually encountered by most equestrians, and there’s often a dilemma for the owner if…

3 years ago

Virtual Bookstore Launches for Horse Lovers

To highlight the community of equine authors and reach readers who love horses, the Bookstore for Horse Lovers has been…

4 years ago

My Saddle is Crippling Me: The Effects of a Poor-Fitting Saddle on the Rider’s Body

I pride myself on giving my pony the best of everything: a relaxed barn with ample turnout, regular bodywork, and…

4 years ago