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Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See A touching tale Kirkus ReviewsThe heartwarming true story of a blind horse named JoeyAt 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 starvationand blindThen he came to Hope Reinsa 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 GodBut 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 happento Joey, the kids, and Hope Reinsif 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


10 thoughts on “Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See

  1. Hannah Hannah says:

    It wasn’t easy to read this book, especially after having spent the last few weeks fighting for my dog’s life. But it’s really sweet and a dear story about a horse that had everything stacked against him.

    There was a lot of mention of their faith; I didn’t care for the continual pounding of “it has to be a blind faith” which I don’t agree with; but overall it’s a very heartfelt and moving story, and I’m very glad to have discovered it.


  2. Michelle Garrett Michelle Garrett says:

    This is a beautiful true story about how the lives of beautiful, broken people, and beautiful broken horses come together to heal each other. And it is very well done. I can't imagine anyone reading this and NOT becoming emotionally invested in each of the characters. BUT! There's so much more to Joey than a good story. As someone who has recently endured a profound loss, and as someone who has recently formed a deep bond with an unusually difficult animal (from whom has come a great deal of perso


  3. Amanda Tero Amanda Tero says:

    I like to balance my reading diet with several non-fiction books. I didn’t know anything about the horse, Joey, when I picked this book to review. But by the time I finished the book, Joey was definitely no stranger. The book takes you along the journey of how Kim Tschirret began her horse ministry, Hope Reins. The first few chapters are more about Kim and Hope Reins than it is about Joey in particular. Then, there is a portion dedicated to Joey’s stable-pal, Speckles. I’d say more or less, the la


  4. Amy Amy says:

    Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See is such an inspiring read. Since my daughter is a horse lover and wants to rescue horses when she is older, I was excited to read Joey‘s story. It was heart breaking to see how this poor beautiful horse could be neglected and treated so horribly until he was rescued by the Hope Reins ranch. This facility displays such a true testament to what unconditional love leads to. Though the family struggled, they continue to have faith and not give up!
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  5. Lynn Norman Lynn Norman says:

    Wow! Once I started this book, I could not stop reading it! I loved it! What a special person Kim is to have the faith to do what God asked her to do and open Hope Reins. And what a special horse God provided to help make Hope Reins so successful in its mission. I wish I could meet Joey! The book so wonderfully tells of the story of Joey, as well as the vision that Kim had to start this wonderful ministry and how God opened doors to make that ministry possible. Joey teaches us all that if we put our faith in God, h


  6. Kimberly Trautman Kimberly Trautman says:

    I started reading Joey at midnight last night as I thought it might help me go to sleep. I ended up reading half the book before I finally, reluctantly decided to get some sleep. I ended up waking up earlier than I normally do. I could not wait to read the rest of the story. I finished it that morning. I could not put it down. I have never cried so much during a story. I had to get up several times to get a tissue and calm down so as not to wake up my husband and 8 children. I was literally sobbing during some parts of t


  7. Janet Gregg Janet Gregg says:

    This is a wonderful book about love, second chances, following God's lead and letting Him do what needs to be done. if you love horses, children, real people, or just a great story, you will love this book. It is a true story that takes place at a beautiful ranch where I have volunteered for several years.
    I received a preview copy from the publisher.


  8. Jennifer Shepard Jennifer Shepard says:

    Joey is a deeply moving, powerful and true story of hope sprung from the ashes. I have the great privilege of knowing Joey and Speckles, and my own life has been profoundly shaped by the lessons they taught me, the people they connected me to, and the path of healing we journeyed down - sometimes stumbling, sometimes weeping, sometimes leaping for joy - but always together.

    This story, told gracefully and with great care and reverence by its author, holds all the magic of the mysterious bond between human and animal. In


  9. Barbarahopereinsnc.Org Barbarahopereinsnc.Org says:

    Jennifer Bleakley did a fabulous job of capturing the essence of who Joey was and how he touched each and every person he met. Even though I personally lived through knowing Joey and being a friend to him, I couldn't put this book down. It is all the BEST things you want in a classic....a great story line, courage, overcoming, compassion, faith, and folks committed to making a difference in this world. Thanks Jen for your tenacity and talent that you lended to Hope Reins and specifically to Joey! On behalf of the kids and families and vol


  10. Julie Marshall Julie Marshall says:

    An amazing story of a woman’s dream to help abused children using rescued horses and relying on God to provide all the resources needed – many times overwhelming – to accomplish what God put in her heart. The people, the children, and the horses especially Joey will absolutely touch your heart and make you realize with God you can “do all things.”


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