Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT) and Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT). An overachiever by nature, Heather is always seeking to learn more to help animals of all kinds. As the writer and photographer for her blog, Bridle & Bone Heather is working diligently to reveal to the world the benefits natural therapies for animals.
Heather has written for a number of publications including Holistic Horse Magazine, Good Dog Magazine, Equine Info Exchange, and Sidelines Magazine. Her first book, Equestrian Handbook of Excuses was a 2017 Literary Selection for the Equus Film Festival and she is busy working on her second book, Confessions of a Timid Rider, due to be published in 2018.
You can follow her equestrian writing on social media @bridleandbone or at www.bridleandbone.com.
Awards & Nominations
Equestrian Handbook of Excuses
“This darling little book will make you laugh out loud at yourself and your friends. I’m sure every equestrian has used each of these excuses at least once in their riding career. The photography is wonderful as well! Great gift for your horse friends! M.J. Evans, Author “In the Heart of a Mustang”.
“Charming, Witty, Exactly What We Need on Those Days We Just Don’t Feel It. Heather Wallace sums up all of these sentiments and simultaneously provides solidarity, humor, and encouragement to all the riders who feel this way from time to time.” Lindsey Rains, Alta Mira Horsemanship.
“This handbook is adorable! I think I’ve used most of these excuses and found a few that I’ll keep in mind the next time my barn mates try and get me on a trail ride when I’m just not feeling it. Wink wink. It would make a cute, inexpensive gift for someone who is discouraged in their riding or for someone who just needs a pick me up.” Mary Katherine Morris, Equine Photographer.
“A great concise handbook of every excuse you can think of to NOT ride – from it being too cold to thinking that your four legged friend is a bit too sleepy when you arrive at the yard… The Equestrian Handbook of Excuses has them all!!!” Sophie Tunnah, Team Tunnah Eventing.
“We equestrians are no different than anyone else for making excuses not to do what we need to be doing; this includes riding. This little book is funny and will undoubtedly make you smile. Just sit back and count how many of these excuses you’ve used in the past!” Tina Collins, With the Stroke of the Pen.
Bridle & Bone, a blog about horses, dogs, and holistic wellness
- Ranked #25 in Top 100 Equestrian Blogs by Feedspot.
- Top 100 Pet Blog by Feedspot.
- Blogger Recognition Award 2017.
- Haynet Equestrian Blogger of the Year 2017 Nominee.
- 2017 Dog Writer’s Association Nominee.
- 2017 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Nominee: Best Unconventional Pet Blog, Best New Pet Blog, Best Pet Blog Design, Best Written Blog Post.
Praise for Bridle & Bone
“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.
Featured in Media
- Out of the Fog by Connie Johnson Hambley, Author Interview: Heather Wallace.
- Sally Morgan, PT, CST, Equus Film Festival Interview (Video)
- Apt Cavalier, Learning Blogging from the Best with Bridle and Bone
- With the Stroke of the Pen, Equestrian Handbook of Excuses by Heather Wallace (Review)
- The Sand Arena Ballerina, The Equestrians Guide to Motivation
- Animal Health Company, 17 Horse Experts Share Their Top Grooming Tips
- The Small Town Equestrian, Interview- Heather Wallace
- Consumers Advocate, The Circle of Giving
- Rover.com, Are Essential Oils Safe for Your Dog?
- I Party with Bruce Wayne, Why All Instagrammers Need to Start Blogging
- Interview with Tori Mistick of Wear Wag Repeat (Video)
- Interview on Come Wag Along: Meet the Pet Bloggers (Video)
Heather Wallace is a regular contributor to Holistic Horse Magazine, Equine Info Exchange, and Sidelines Magazine among others. Please contact her if you are interested in having her write for your publication.
Interested in contacting Heather for an interview for your blog, newspaper, magazine or podcast? Interested in a free review copy of her book? Send her an email.
View my photography portfolio. Available for family portraits, horse shows, dog events, equestrian photo shoots, and marketing campaigns.
Rates are available upon request. Please email Heather for more information.