While earning her master's degree in social work from Western Michigan University, Cheryl took a special interest in the effects of early childhood trauma on the developing brain. She then applied that learning, along with her personal experience as an abuse survivor in her latest work, a memoir, Follow Me, Friend.
Additionally, Cheryl has spent decades as an equine professional and extensively studied equine behavior and how it is influenced by what the human brings to the relationship. Through her work in the field of equine assisted psychotherapy and learning, Cheryl has seen and experienced firsthand the healing power of the horse-human relationship. Her books (current and upcoming) and her blog, Peace Horse Journey, explore this powerful relationship. more