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Confessions of a Timid Rider

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A memoir detailing a woman's insights about being an anxiety-ridden but passionate equestrian. After returning to riding as a mother, she is determined to follow her dreams despite the fear she is somehow lacking in talent or ability. An in-depth look into the heart and head of a returning adult equestrian, this message is not limited only those with horse experience. In f ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published June 4th 2018 by Lulu.com
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M.J. Evans
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many women that I know have returned to their childhood passion for riding. They quickly learn that life is different at 40 than it was at 10! The author writes about her experience of returning to riding in a fun, light-hearted style that makes for easy reading. Several of you will be able to relate to her experiences.
Carly Kade
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horse-reads
Heather Wallace reflects in this memoir how full life can be when one steps outside of her comfort zone to blaze her own trail. She writes with courage and self-acceptance while shining a light on how fear can get in the way of following a passion (and how to overcome those fears). This uplifting book will touch anyone who loves writing, animals and chasing after dreams.
Sally Brandle
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heather blends horsemanship tips with insight into overcoming personal challenges in her narrative style book. If you've ever fallen off a horse, or feared you would, you'll relate and benefit by reading her carefully crafted memoir.
Hollie Marsh
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book a lot and found it easy to read. I think many riders, especially those who are juggling family life, working or managing a business, will be able to relate to this book and have 'aha' moments as they read. I think this book is a must read for every rider, but especially riders who may lack confidence. This book helps to realise you aren't alone... and is a good reminder that it's a privilege to be at the stable (with horses), and to be proud of every accomplishment.
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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 natural therapies for animals through both hands on work and writing in her award-winning blog, The Timid Rider.

Heather is a writer for a number of publications including Equine Info Exchange, Sidelines Magazine
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