Author, Blogger, and horse midwife, Cheryl L Eriksen published her award-winning memoir, Follow Me, Friend in 2021. She holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from Western Michigan University, and is a former equine assisted therapy facilitator.
Cheryl has developed and taught continuing education courses on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as a viable adjunct therapy, and on Trauma, Resiliency, and Horse Sense for social workers. She currently resides in the historic Bluegrass region of Kentucky, working as a horse midwife for various thoroughbred farms January-May, and focusing on her writing, teaching, and speaking engagements the rest of the year.
She blogs about horse-guided self-discovery at Peace Horse Journey, and the famous horses represented in, and the history of her extensive Breyer model horse collection at Sputter Moo Breyers.
When not working with, writing about, or spending time around horses (which is almost never), Cheryl enjoys hiking, reading, drawing, traveling, researching her next book, and waiting for the day the Detroit Tigers remember how baseball works and return to their 1984 glory. more