Belinda Seaward was born in Cornwall to a British mother and Polish father. She has four brothers and sisters and grew up in Devon. When she was 12, her father gave her a semi-feral Exmoor pony to train to ride which started a life-long passion for learning how to communicate with horses. She has since trained her own Arabian horses who now work as colleagues on her education and well-being courses. Her previous experience includes working as a director with two therapeutic horsemanship organisations, for which she initiated and managed successful education and health projects.
Belinda’s professional background includes a successful career as a writer and journalist. She has worked for several national and international newspapers and her books have been translated and published all over the world. She has a degree in Philosophy and Psychology and a PGCE from Exeter University. Belinda teaches Philosophy and Ethics to young people and adults. A fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, she also teaches Business Studies.
In 2016, she co-founded Horsemanship for Health UK, a community interest company which offers education, health and well-being courses in South Devon. Much of her work is dedicated to designing innovative courses that give people of all ages and life stages the opportunity to learn about animals and explore how to connect with horses in ways that are ethical and mutually beneficial.