If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.
Fitting in is boring. But it takes you nearly your whole life to work that out.
People like to think of you as a certain person, or a certain type of person, and they do love to give you a label. We like luggage labels, and we like people labels.
I am many things, but one of the things I am is a lesbian.
You hear the word 'cancer,' and you think it is a death sentence. In fact, the shock is the biggest thing about a diagnosis of cancer.
I find people interesting. People trying hard are interesting. People with a passion are interesting - whether it's old cars or taxidermy or knitting.
I've had so many things, good and bad, said about me. I'm way beyond worrying about what people say.
The most important quality in a partner is a sense of humour.
I didn't just grow up with horses; I wanted to be one.
I hate being alone, even for 10 minutes.
A lot of interviewers are looking for the dark side. They want to know about the depths of your despair and fear.
I really love good food occasionally, but I need time to enjoy it, and I need to be hungry.
Weekends are a real luxury for me because I'm usually working.
Swimming and athletics are the big gigs at the Olympic games. Cycling and rowing are pretty big for Britain, but globally, the two big things are athletics and swimming.
The British have a unique relationship with horses. They are etched into our landscape in chalk, they have been written about, painted, sung about, celebrated and gambled upon for centuries.
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