Cecile Bester is a writer of essays and fiction. A lawyer by trade, she grew up in Wamberal, New South Wales, and currently lives in London. Her work has been published in Kill Your Darlings and Better Read Than Dead Writing Anthology 2020.
Taking the reins
Non-fictionThat’s when it started, I think. That evening at home I cantered on an imaginary horse along the lawn towards our back paddock, reciting over and over the lines I could remember. An unusual initiation, maybe, but it was ‘The Man from Snowy River’ that set a bespectacled, bookish ten-year-old on course to becoming a ‘horse girl’.