Alex Mullarky is a writer and trainee Riding for the Disabled coach. She has a degree in English from the University of St Andrews and a Masters in Screenwriting from the Victorian College of the Arts, and has studied numerous equine short courses. She is currently rehabilitating and re-training an ex-racehorse called Rouk (race name Picture Editor). Both Alex and Rouk are originally from the UK and are now based in Melbourne, though they came out here for different reasons.