Clare Balding, TV presenter, sportswoman, bestselling author and national treasure spent her childhood falling off and getting back in the saddle. In her first non-fiction book for children, she shares her warm, funny and reassuring personal insights into what it means to make mistakes and be unafraid of failure. Containing anecdotes from her own life and from the lives of the people she most admires, Clare's book will empower children with the confidence to own their mistakes, face up to failure, keep going - and emerge stronger and happier.
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When she was young, Clare Balding thought she was a dog. Disappointed to discover she was only human, she did her best to spend every waking hour with dogs and ponies. She could ride before she could walk and, growing up surrounded by racehorses trained by her father, she dreamt of winning the Grand National or riding for Great Britain at the Olympics.