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‘Follow Me, Friend’ book signing with BHC alum Cheryl Eriksen
September 27 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Join us for a book signing with BHC graduate Cheryl Eriksen, author of “Follow Me, Friend: A Memoir of Undiagnosed PTSD, and the Healing Power of the Horse-Human Relationship.”
Tuesday, Sept. 27
East Campus Library
About Cheryl L. Eriksen, MSW
Author, horse professional and East Campus graduate
After graduating in 1998, Cheryl trained and showed the APHA circuit for local horseman Danny Conner and worked as a veterinary assistant for the late Dr. Schwerbrock. After leaving Illinois in 2002, Cheryl worked in multiple areas of the horse industry finding her niche working as a horse midwife and prepping sales horses for world-renowned Claiborne Farm in Paris, KY.
In 2009, she returned to school to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work with a focus on equine-assisted therapy. Cheryl currently divides her time as an author and speaker, an equine behavior and communication specialist focusing on the horse-human relationship, and seasonally as a horse midwife for multiple thoroughbred farms in Kentucky.
Cheryl’s recently published memoir, “Follow Me, Friend,” tells the story of living with undiagnosed PTSD from a trauma she had no conscious memory of and the healing she found working with a special horse.