DREAMS DO COME TRUE...
HORSE-CRAZY GIRL GREW UP TO BE A BELOVED & PROLIFIC AUTHOR
[Original air date October 20, 2017]
Aired July 13, 2018
Note from Elise:
When a scheduled guest's episode fell through at the last minute in our production schedule, the welcomed opportunity arose to revisit a favorite episode.... something I've wanted to do for a while now.
Jessie Haas epitomizes what I hope to express through Because of Horses Podcast: how to be true to yourself and the things that give you joy, by creating an intentional life doing what you love most. That Jessie is an internationally acclaimed, prolific, and beloved writer whose books have brought immeasurable happiness to horse-loving children and adults alike? Icing on the karmic cake. (smiley face)
Ask a young child what he or she would like to be when they grow up, and you’ll get an imaginative list that – once they reach adulthood – rarely bears any resemblance to the career they wind up pursuing.
But occasionally, you’ll meet someone who is doing exactly what they said they’d do, all along. It’s as if their lives are pre-ordained.
The classic books so many of us treasured as children – The Black Stallion, King of the Wind – were not just beloved stories for these determined few. They were guideposts, examples of what they, themselves, could do with their own lives… treasures they, themselves, could create for future generations.
Our guest this week is Jessie Haas, the notable author of over 35 horse books for children and adults, including Unbroken, Chase, Runaway Radish, the Bramble and Maggie books, and books for the American Girl doll, Saige.