About #JoeytheBook & Hope Reins

This is a heartwarming true story about Joey, a blind Appaloosa that lived at Hope Reins and inspired everyone who knew him. Jennifer Bleakley, a Hope Reins volunteer and aspiring author, fell in love with Joey and his courageous journey from darkness to light.

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New Release in Church Institutions & Organizations
Best Seller in Horses
Best Seller in Church Institutions & Organizations
Best Seller in Inspirational Book Category
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Become a Partner

Want to host a book signing with author Jennifer Bleakley or have Hope Reins Founder & CEO Kim Tschirret speak at your church? Want to support other horses with the Hope Reins ministry?


In the Press

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The Public

Check Out What Others Are Saying About Joey!

“A tender account of an abused animal’s healing power.”

Grief counselor Bleakley shares the touching story of Joey, a blind horse who struggles to adjust to his rescue facility…Bleakley’s sentimental book makes Joey a fine example of patience and unconditional acceptance, and will appeal to Christian animal lovers.

“Thus, begins a touching true story of broken and wounded people, children and horses that learn to trust again. Who despite previous abuse, injury or neglect, despite feeling emotionally wounded and unwanted, are in desperate need of hope. And hope is what each one finds in a broken and wounded horse who teaches them “how to live,” how to walk by faith and ultimately how to heal.

The story will make you laugh, make you cry and make you wish you were there. It’s a magical, unforgettable story destined to touch readers hearts.”
“JOEY is an uplifting story that highlights a ministry that not only helps nature physical and emotional needs of kids and horses, but also leads many to a deeper relationship with Jesus and even salvation. “
Christian Market

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.”

JULIE MARSHALL - ★★★★★, Goodreads Reviews
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.
JANET GREGG - ★★★★★, Goodreads Reviews
A stunning story of love and redemption, loss and healing, children and horses. How can I explain the depth of this story, the far-reaching effects that Joey’s story has throughout the lives of so many many people? I was privileged to be a part of the life of Joey and Speckles. Jennifer has done a superb job bringing their stories to life in a way that allows people across so many paths of life to relate to the life changing power of God, using a simple horse. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will walk away from this story with a small horse shaped part of your heart forever changed.
HEIDI - ★★★★★, Goodreads Reviews

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