About the Author
Blogger and author Cheryl L. Eriksen has a master's degree in social work (MSW) and is a former equine assisted therapy facilitator. She also authored two training manuals for Eagala model equine assisted therapy facilitators.
While earning her MSW from Western Michigan University, Cheryl took a special interest in the effects of trauma on the developing brain, and she applied that learning, along with her personal experiences as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, in her 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.
When not writing, Cheryl works in multiple areas of the horse industry. She also volunteers at the Kentucky Horse Park and enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her dog, Boedy and her horse, Farletta.