He had always loved horses, from afar. She was terrified of them, but when
he needed them most she kept her fears a secret.
Joe was depressed. His last Benji movie had not done well. It was the first one ever to not make it into the top 10% of box office grosses for the year. The emotional and financial setback had left him in shock not knowing what he was to do with the rest of his life. Kathleen knew about his love of horses and surprised him on his birthday with a six-hour trail ride. She was terrified through the entire experience because of a childhood mishap, but Joe never knew. Three weeks later she swallowed hard and encouraged his wish to acquire three horses of their very own. “Only if you really want to,” he said. “Only if you can love them as I do. Only if you’ll help.” Kathleen promised she would. She had no idea how deeply her fears ran.
The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd, Joe Camp’s National Best Seller about two complete novices leaping into the world of horses, is the ultimate love story, a story of supreme sacrifice driven by unconditional love. And a story that ends in a love of horses so deep that there was no choice but to totally change the way their horses were living.
Camp says he was devastated when he learned how deathly afraid Kathleen was. “I cried like a baby when I discovered the truth of what she was doing for me.” He had convinced himself that her desire to acquire more and more horses was inspired by her love of the horse. Kathleen says that was not the case. “We now have Joe’s horse, and the four I went through trying to find one I wouldn’t be afraid of.”
It is now seven years ago when Joe and Kathleen acquired their first three horses and their memoir of what followed along with the anxiously awaited sequel Born Wild – The Soul of a Horse, is changing the lives of horses and people all across the planet. “Somewhere along our journey, Kathleen and I both began to realize that what we were learning about relationships, leadership, persistence, and patience didn’t apply just to horses,” Camp said. “The experience changed our lives and we hear from readers everyday with stories about how the book has changed the way these people think about themselves, their horses, and their relationships.”
The Soul of a Horse, from Random House’s Harmony Books, is in its twelfth printing. Born Wild leaped to the #1 spot on Amazon horse books and #1 on their Hot New Releases list on its first day of publication. Joe Camp is the creator of the canine superstar Benji and the writer-director of all five Benji films and numerous television programs. Joe Camp lives with his wife Kathleen, one cat, five dogs, and eight horses live in Bell Buckle, TN.
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The entire story of our journey with horses (at least through early 2014) is told in the two books that follow: the national best seller The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd and its sequel Born Wild – The Soul of a Horse.
And what a story it is as two novices without a clue stumble and bumble their way through the learning process so that hopefully you won’t have to. If you haven’t read both of these books already please do because with that reading, I believe, will come not just the knowledge of discovery but the passion and the excitement to cause you to commit to your journey with horses, to do for the horse without waiver so that your relationship and experience will be with loving, happy and healthy horses who are willing partners and who never stop trying for you. Horses like ours.
The highly acclaimed best selling sequel to the National Best Seller
The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd
#1 Amazon Best Seller
#1 Amazon “Hot New Releases”
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But first read the National Best Seller that started it all
Now in it’s 17th printing: