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Joey

How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See
Narrated by: Emily Durante
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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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.

©2018 Jennifer Marshall Bleakley (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Ms. Sara Kathryn Bakker
  • 23-10-19

Why Joey will always touch people’s hearts and lead them blindly into faith

There was almost nothing I didn’t like about Joey, the only thing that I didn’t like was how sad it made me when the book ended. It was a continuous cycle of “worry and trust” when things seemed too sad to be happening. Although that seemed to be a reason why it was so heart warming.

It wouldn’t have made me reevaluate my life in such a meaningful way if I hadn’t seen the picture of a beautiful spotted horse in the window of a small shop at the airport and immediately tapped my mom’s shoulder about the book, I never would have experienced the joy reading/listening to this audiobook brought me.And coming from something that I loved more than anything, (horses) it was especially meaningful.
Even if you don’t ride, or have any particular connection with horses, this book will still reach out to your heart and make you wish you knew Joey personally.

I think this book is good for...

#1. Horse people

#2. Church book groups

#3. Anyone wanting a book with a good plot, a horse, and most of all oodles of love

#4. Kids who aren’t 1 2 3 or 4 years old

#5. Adults wanting a book that reassures them there is a god that cares very much about them and a horse heaven

P.S. this whole thing was written by a ten-year-old!

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  • Kandice K Magnan
  • 06-09-19

Beautiful!

I have no words to adequately describe how this book touched my heart. it's written in such way that you feel like you've gotten to know each individual, personally. I shared their joys, triumphs, and sorrows with them and I loved being drawn into the heart of God through their stories.

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  • Brooke
  • 09-02-19

Touching story

This was a wonderful, thought-provoking story about a wonderful therapeutic riding program and one of its foundation horses, Joey. It is a story about how God uses the weak things of the world to teach profound truths.

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  • Cheryl LaRock
  • 28-12-19

Heartfelt and Inspiring

Beautifully written and narrated. it felt as though you were there. This is a very touching story and Joey goes on to inspire others as long as his story is in circulation. ❤

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  • Laura
  • 24-12-19

I absolutely loved this book!

This book was so touching. The best book I have read in years! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something inspirational and moving. The narrator Emily Durante did an amazing job reading the book! She is the best Audible narrator I have listened to. She really knows how to captivate her listening audience.

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  • Erica Pierson
  • 11-11-19

Very Touching

Definitely a tear jerker, but I Loved it! It teaches us how to look at bad or good situations in other ways and how handle them.

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  • Kathy Gallant
  • 17-08-19

Moving!!

Joey was an emotional, catching book! when I started listening to it, I couldn't wait til the next time I could pick back up on it! If anyone loves horses and the way the infiltrate our lives and the lives of children with disabilities or had been traumatized, horse can really open a door or window and help them to trust, and it describes it in this book! Recommended this to anyone!!!!

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  • Emilio
  • 10-08-19

Great Novel

it is a great story about the lives of horses and one woman's dream of owning a ranch for rescued animals. Through faith and prayer she is blessed with more than she imagined.

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  • tracy
  • 21-07-19

Amazing story!

Writing this review through tear filled eyes. What an amazing story about an amazing place & a very blessed horse. Learning to talk to God again myself lately & this book was so helpful. Highly recommend to anyone who loves horses & has a yearning to reconnect with their faith. ❤

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  • Lisa Oglesby
  • 26-04-19

Heart warming

loved it, great read for anyone especially horse lovers, good to see hurt horses helping hurt people