cropped-dsc_0358.jpgBelinda 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. Over a fifteen-year period, she has educated 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 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 Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Exeter University. Belinda teaches Philosophy and Ethics to young people and adults. She is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Plymouth.

In 2016, she co-founded Horsemanship for Health UK, a community interest company which offers education, health and well-being courses in Teignbridge, 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.


10 responses

15 08 2012

Belinda, if your blog is half as good as your books, this will be a wonderful ride. Really looking forward to it.

10 12 2012

Belinda, thanks you ever so much for visiting, I’m enjoying your blog very much and look forward to follow you into the future.
Best regards

9 12 2013
Jenny Redwood

I’m loving The Beautiful Truth – brilliant book. My father’s name was Janek – so lovely to see it in print!

9 12 2013

Thank you, Jenny. Janek is a beautiful name.

10 01 2014
"Occam Blade"

Warm greetings from New England—even though it’s brutally cold outside! Thank you for swinging by my blog. I look forward to reading your posts; I sense an anachronist arc in your writing. Perhaps you were an assistant to Herodotus in your previous life…? All the best to you.

10 01 2014

Warmest greeting in return and thank you Occam, or do you prefer the sharper appellation, Blade? I loved the clean look of your photographs. Anachronistic sounds as if I’m out of step with the times perhaps, but that’s fine. Hope that the deep freeze thaws soon.

13 01 2014
"Occam Blade"

Regarding name use, you choose as your mood directs you.. Thank you for commenting on my photography; taking photos and writing for me is a lot like breathing. I don’t see your posts as something out-of-step with today. I was referring to an affinity that you possess for values that were meaningful versus ephemeral in this age of instant gratification…

13 01 2014

Thank you for that, Occam, and I’m with you on writing, thinking and seeing as being like breathing. Keep doing your wonderful work!

17 10 2016
Ian Hobbs

Hi Belinda – I was looking back over some posts from last year and reminded myself that you were working on a new novel. I loved A Beautiful Truth and wondered how things were going with the new book. Be great to hear from you at Devon Book Club and maybe support you (if that is helpful) in the promotion of your new book when the time is right. Best Wishes Ian Hobbs

27 10 2016

Lovely to hear from you Ian! Thank you for your offer of support. I’m working on a couple of new books at the moment – a novel and a narrative non-fiction work – and will let you know when they are ready for the big wide world. Hope all is well with the Devon Book Club. Best wishes Belinda

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: