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“A touching tale.” ―Kirkus Reviews

The heartwarming true story of a blind horse named Joey.

At the height of his show career, this beautiful Appaloosa’s majestic stature, strength, and willingness to work made him the perfect partner. But when an injury cost Joey his show career, he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately experiencing severe abuse and neglect. A rescue group found Joey nearly dead from starvation―and blind.

Then he came to Hope Reins―a ranch dedicated to helping hurting kids who had been abused, emotionally wounded, or unwanted. By teaching these children to care for rescued animals, the Hope Reins staff were convinced they could reach kids with love and hope and show them that we are never forgotten by God.

But could the financially struggling ranch afford to take care of a blind horse that no one else wanted? Could Joey somehow learn to trust people even though the world had hurt him so badly? And what would happen―to Joey, the kids, and Hope Reins―if they failed?

A true story of friendship destined to become a classic, Joey will touch your heart and reveal the power of finding light in the darkness.

From the Back Cover

Joey needed a second chance.
The ranch needed a miracle.


With her fledgling horse ranch, Hope Reins, in dire financial trouble, the last thing Kim Tschirret needed was one more problem. But when she met Joey, a former prizewinning jumper who had been abandoned, neglected, and malnourished to the point of blindness, she saw in him the same God-given potential she saw in every abused and abandoned child her ministry was created to serve.

So, despite the challenges that would come with caring for a blind and wounded horse, Kim took a leap of faith and brought Joey home to Hope Reins.

But as Joey struggled to adapt to his new surroundings, trainers, and pasture-mate, the staff’s confidence began to falter. Could Joey learn to trust again―to connect with the children who needed him so badly? What if they couldn’t take care of Joey? And how much longer could they afford to try?

A heartwarming story of loyalty, friendship, and healing, Joey is a profound testament to the power of blind faith.

From the flap:

“9-1-1, what’s your emergency?”

“Yes, I’m calling from the Nash farm off US 60. There are several badly emaciated horses out in the field, and some of them appear to be dead.”

“Okay, ma’am, someone from the sheriff’s department and animal control will be there shortly.”

Penny tucked her phone into her pocket and headed toward the stables. “Please, God, don’t let there be any more like these in there.”

All of the stalls were empty. Then, just as she was about to leave, she saw a hoof sticking out from behind the end stall.

She dropped to her knees, mud and manure seeping into her jeans. Her heart caught in her throat. She recognized the familiar short blond tail, the white-and-black polka-dotted coat hidden beneath the crusted-on mud and filth.

Three dead, she lamented.

The silence was broken by the sound of the front gate slamming shut. The authorities had arrived.

As she stood shivering in the rain while answering the sheriff’s questions, a shout pierced the melancholy air. “Hey! This one is still alive!”

Penny dashed back to the stalls, where an animal control officer held his hand against the fallen horse’s spotted nose.

“Are you sure?” she asked eagerly.

“Yes. I can feel air coming from his nostrils.”

“Oh, thank God!” she said, fighting back tears.

“Ma’am?” The sheriff looked at Penny. “Do you know this horse?”

For the second time, Penny dropped to her knees beside the animal.

“I do,” she said, gently touching the horse’s face. “His name is Joey.”

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Karen Vitantonio
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The most touching book I’ve read in a long time
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
This memoir was the most touching book I’ve read in a very long time. As expected, I fell in love with Joey but what I didn’t expect was how much I would care for so many others in Joey’s story. It would be hard to pick a favorite character. Through them I was reminded that... See more
This memoir was the most touching book I’ve read in a very long time. As expected, I fell in love with Joey but what I didn’t expect was how much I would care for so many others in Joey’s story. It would be hard to pick a favorite character. Through them I was reminded that we are all in need of healing, and this story about others who continually learned (and re-learned) to trust again was amazingly powerful on a personal level. I highly recommend this book - your heart will definitely be touched.
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Kurt
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I was honored to be a part of the amazing book launch team for ''Joey'' and as such
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
I was honored to be a part of the amazing book launch team for ''Joey'' and as such, I was sent a copy of the book to read before it was published. Let me tell you, I read the book in 3 days and the only reason I didn''t read it in one was because of school. It is a true... See more
I was honored to be a part of the amazing book launch team for ''Joey'' and as such, I was sent a copy of the book to read before it was published. Let me tell you, I read the book in 3 days and the only reason I didn''t read it in one was because of school. It is a true story that tells the tale of a rescue horse and former champion jumper who tragically became blind because of abuse and neglect from a previous owner. Joey finds his way to a therapy center for kids and horses alike, a place called Hope Reins where they rescue horses and train them to be ''equine counselors'' for the kids who come to Hope Reins for therapy. Once Joey arrives (with another horse who plays a big part in the story) he begins his long training to get him ready to help the kids, even though he is blind. Through his blind trust (literally) he touches kids and adults alike, from a small girl who won''t talk to the volunteers at Hope Reins, helping to teach people what it means to truly trust wholeheartedly. To avoid any spoilers (we all know how annoying that is) I will just say that from the moment you pick up this book you will find it practically impossible to put it down until you finish it. Even for people who aren''t necessarily horse enthusiasts, it is a touching story, and I will warn you that there is a big possibility of ugly crying once or twice. Even if you don''t usually go for non-fiction animal stories, I highly recommend that you read this book as it is published. Besides being a story of an amazing and sometimes human-like horse in his ability to sense emotions, it is a story of how a horse left to die because of his physical impairment helps everyone he meets to find healing and peace, and he can do the same for you through this amazing testimony of his too short life.

In summary, GO PREORDER THIS BOOK!!! I promise you won''t be disappointed.

--DISCLAIMER-- I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher for being part of the launch team for this book.
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Lovesanovel
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Leaves you sad
Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2019
I don''t know much about raising or training horses but this book simply made me sad. It didn''t appear that the trainers knew enough about horses. How sad that Speckles was being forced to train while he was in excruciating pain. Shouldn''t trainers make sure that their... See more
I don''t know much about raising or training horses but this book simply made me sad. It didn''t appear that the trainers knew enough about horses. How sad that Speckles was being forced to train while he was in excruciating pain. Shouldn''t trainers make sure that their horses are in tip-top condition before trying to teach them techniques?? Shouldn''t they learn to identify it when a horse is in pain? And then to let Joey mourn all by himself, to the point of just standing alone for weeks on end, was unbearable to read. Surely there must be compassionate ways to help a horse through the mourning process. The concept of a horse healing ministry is wonderful but I think that more highly qualified trainers, and more compassion toward the horses, are in order. I would not recommend this book.
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becca Simmons
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engaging and encouraging
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
It was such a well-written, engaging read! The book makes you want to meet the horses and draws you into lives of so many relatable people! One of my favorite reasons to read Christian fiction or nonfiction stories is how it inspires me or reminds me of a Scripture. By the... See more
It was such a well-written, engaging read! The book makes you want to meet the horses and draws you into lives of so many relatable people! One of my favorite reasons to read Christian fiction or nonfiction stories is how it inspires me or reminds me of a Scripture. By the second half,
You keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) was on repeat in my mind. I love the real aspect of grappling to go from worry and trust to trust and faith. I love seeing God in the intimate details that make up the complex big picture. So engaging, easily recommendable.
Okay, no more words to say the simple, I love JOEY
Thank you for sharing him with us!
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Excellent book...a must read for anyone seeking a heartwarming true story!
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
A beautifully written book about determination, faith, and healing! One of the most heartwarming true stories I have read in a long time. The chapters flow like silk from one to another. It is a book that you just don’t want to end! Definitely a must read for anyone seeking... See more
A beautifully written book about determination, faith, and healing! One of the most heartwarming true stories I have read in a long time. The chapters flow like silk from one to another. It is a book that you just don’t want to end! Definitely a must read for anyone seeking an inspirational story about hope, the healing of a child’s heart, a beautiful blind horse, and amazing people!

I received a digital copy of the book from the publisher.
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Don Combs
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How a blind rescue horse helped others learn to see" by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley (daughter of two of some of our best friends in St
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2018
To be honest, I am not a horse person. The only horses I''ve ever really read about were in Louis L''amour westerns. BUT, that has changed now! I''ve just finished reading "Joey: How a blind rescue horse helped others learn to see" by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley... See more
To be honest, I am not a horse person. The only horses I''ve ever really read about were in Louis L''amour westerns. BUT, that has changed now! I''ve just finished reading "Joey: How a blind rescue horse helped others learn to see" by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley (daughter of two of some of our best friends in St. Petersburg, FL, Bill and Julie Marshall). Joey will bless you as you read his true story. God will call you closer to Himself as you open your heart to the possibility that He desires to help, save, and restore broken and hurting people for His joy of purpose! Other than the Bible, Joey is now the only book ever that I have read every word from cover to cover. In regards to the Group Discussion Questions in the back of the book, I answer YES to #13 and #16! May you enjoy this book and discover the value of living 2 Corinthians 1:3-4!
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Barbara Steever
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Heartwarming
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2021
The story of Joey brought me to tears. He reminds me of a blind leopard Appaloosa I once owned who also developed the same life threatening problem. As much as I enjoyed the book, I do agree with some other reviewers, that Joey was allowed to grieve for far too long... See more
The story of Joey brought me to tears. He reminds me of a blind leopard Appaloosa I once owned who also developed the same life threatening problem.
As much as I enjoyed the book, I do agree with some other reviewers, that Joey was allowed to grieve for far too long before an effort was made to find him a new companion. In fact, it would have been kinder to both Speckles & Joey to put Speckles down in the pasture he shared with Joey. Then Speckles wouldn''t have needed to make that trailer ride to the clinic, and Joey would have known what happened to his friend. Instead, he was left to feel abandoned. When I had to put down the companion of my blind horse, we made certain to walk him over to his body so he could "see" where he was and what happened to him. Horses DO understand.
The same thing when it was Joey''s time. Given the length of time he was in pain, even surgery couldn''t have helped him. He should have been PTS in his own pasture.
I hope the Hope Reins community has since learned this, and won''t make the same mistakes again.
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Jeffrey Morris
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Wonderful book from a gifted inspired writer!!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2018
Phenomenal story by a talented, gifted writer! Inspiring and touching story! The author shows a deep understanding of trust, healing, and of a God who loves us and never gives up on us! Touching and inspiring, she brings to life the characters -- the owners,... See more
Phenomenal story by a talented, gifted writer! Inspiring and touching story!

The author shows a deep understanding of trust, healing, and of a God who loves us and never gives up on us! Touching and inspiring, she brings to life the characters -- the owners, volunteers, children and horses -- in a way that you feel you know them and feel their emotions!

She weaves together the stories of these people and animals in a masterful way, showing the universality of the theme of brokenness and value -- that so many people suffer a type of brokenness and feel they devalued as a result, but that our value is not in our "perfection", but is inherent -- and best comes out as we allow ourselves to step outside our own internal pain and connect with others. She illustrates one of the great wonders of life -- that it is through our weaknesses and brokenness that God uses us to do His work, it is through these weaknesses and trials that he teaches who we are, who He is, and teaches us to be patient with ourselves and show grace and patience to others.

What a wonderful book from a gifted inspired writer who feels and understands the love of an ever-present God, and is able to convey this love to others through this powerful story!
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susan
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Joey Excellent
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2018
This is an excellent book. I couldn''t put it down. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I would highly recommend it. It shows how God is good working through humans and animals. A+++++
This is an excellent book. I couldn''t put it down. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I would highly recommend it. It shows how God is good working through humans and animals. A+++++
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David Chaffey
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Incredible read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 1, 2021
This was a book I found really hard to put down, really was written by such an incredible person and the fact that this is a tue story is amazing. I loved the way that a horse can change so many peoples lives, would highly recommend it.
This was a book I found really hard to put down, really was written by such an incredible person and the fact that this is a tue story is amazing.
I loved the way that a horse can change so many peoples lives, would highly recommend it.
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Goncalves Rosemarie
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Très bon produit !
Reviewed in France on December 9, 2019
Je suis ravie, produit de très bonne qualité, arrivé vite, rien à redire !
Je suis ravie, produit de très bonne qualité, arrivé vite, rien à redire !
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