LoveWay's Therapy Horses

Meet our exceptional herd!

 

LoveWay’s Horses

LoveWay Therapeutic Equestrian Services is home to a herd of horses who are specially trained and uniquely suited to help us provide a variety of activities and therapies to LoveWay’s clients. Our equine staff is integral to our programs and work very hard. Their well-being is our top priority. Learn more about our very special horses below!

ELSA

2005 Haflinger Mare
Joined LoveWay:
November 2015
Color: Flaxen Chestnut

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Hans & Tina Ashbaugh

CHESTER

2003 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay: July 2018
Color: Sorrel
Donated by: Danielle Layne

COPPER

1998 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
June 2015
Color: Chestnut
Donated by: Alice Rea

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Farmer’s Exchange

FINELY

1993 Quarter Horse Mare
Joined LoveWay: July 2018
Color: Bay
Leased by: Jennifer Patterson

FLICKA

2010 Grade Mare
Joined LoveWay: June 2018
Color: Black

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Lakota Trailers

GRACE

2003 Breeding Stock Paint Mare
Joined LoveWay: December 2016
Color: Bay
Donated by: Terri Rassi & Lauren Carpenter

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Sandy Weatherwax & Heidi Linder

GUS

1995 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay: December 2016
Color: Bay

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Patrick Industries

JUNIOR

2003 Appendix Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:

March 2014
Color: Seal Brown

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Steve & Teresa Jenkins

MAC

2012 Gypsy Vanner Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
July 2014
Color: Piebald
Donated by: A Gypsy Gift from LexLin Gypsy Ranch

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: The Gawthrop/Vinokur Family

MIRACLE

2000 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay: July 2018
Color: Bay
Donated by: Danielle Layne

NIKI

2006 Norwegian Fjord Mare
Joined LoveWay:
January 2016
Color: Brown Dun

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Dicor Corporation

PATCHES

2000 American Paint Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay: May 2018
Color: Brown & White Paint
Leased by: Kayla Moore

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Robert & Dr. Donna Tiedge

PENNY

2000 Rocky Mountain Horse Mare
Joined LoveWay:
February 2012
Color: Chestnut
Donated by: Steve Herbster

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Lippert Components

 

ROSIE

1997 Halflinger Mare
Joined LoveWay: March 2018
Color: Light Chestnut

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Alpha Systems

 

RUSTY

1995 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
September 2016
Color: Chestnut
Donated by: Jessica Miller

 

SHANNA

1994 Morgan/Quarter Horse Cross Mare
Joined LoveWay:
June 2008
Color: Liver Chestnut
Donated by: Emie & Ellen Lehman

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Robert Weed Corporation

SUNNY

1997 Hackney Pony Cross Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
September 2014
Color: Bay
Donated by: Kennedy Cross

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Kelly & Karen Rose

WHITEY

2003 American Paint Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
July 2016
Color: Bay “Medicine Hat” Paint
Leased from: John O’Brien

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Todd Allen Design

 

Do you know LoveWay’s next therapy horse?

It would be impossible for LoveWay to live out our mission – transforming the lives of individuals with special needs through compassionate therapeutic equestrian experiences – without the generosity of the many people who have shared their horses.

In order to successfully keep our herd happy and healthy for as long as possible, LoveWay developed guidelines to evaluate prospective horses for our therapeutic riding programs. These guidelines enable us to select horses that are ideally suited for their job at LoveWay.

If you would like to learn more about the possibility of donating, leasing, or otherwise gifting a horse to LoveWay, please take a look at our therapy horse information page – click here!

 

LoveWay would like to honor our recently retired horses by recognizing them here. Their hard work and dedication to the special needs community has benefited so, so many riders. From the bottom of our hearts, we say THANK YOU and we wish you a well deserved retirement!!!

 

MERRYWEATHER

2007 Miniature Jerusalem Donkey Jenny
Joined LoveWay:
May 2015
Color: Gray-Dun
Donated by: Virginia Pendleton

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Pat & April Carroll

Merryweather retired on 8/13/2018 and went back to her former owner, who was happy to have her back! She will be remembered for her sweet and LOUD bray. We are so grateful for her years of service to our special needs community. You will be missed dearly, Merryweather!

JASPER


2002 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
November 2012
Color: Bay

Jasper recently retired and went to live with a wonderful woman in Michigan who was counting down the days until he arrived! Jasper now has a pasture-mate named Ross and they have become fast friends. We are so grateful to Jasper for his years of service to LoveWay!

RUPERT


1999 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
 August 2017
Color: Black
Leased to LoveWay by: Travis & Karlene Gillen

Rupert retired to his original owners on 6-20-2018.  Owner Travis was thrilled to have him come home and meet his new “donkey” pasture mate. Thank you Rupert for your service to LoveWay!  We will miss you!

In Memory

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you all that we lost our sweet girl Honey 8/15/2018. Honey has been an incredible staff member for over 7 years, giving countless riders joy and blessing everyone that had the pleasure of working with her. Most everyone remembers Honey “singing” in the arena, a sure sign of her happiness. Honey had the biggest heart and she will always be remembered as the sweetest horse in the barn (which is why she got her name!) She has been battling some illnesses for a while, and for a time we were able to keep her comfortable. Unfortunately, she got to the point where we were not able to do that for her anymore. Honey did so much for so many people at LoveWay, and she will always be remembered as the sweetest horse around.

 

LoveWay’s community recently lost Sam, a beloved member of our therapy horse herd. Sam passed away at age 20 in the late hours of Monday, March 20, 2017. This Haflinger gelding was a cherished and charismatic member of our team. He touched countless lives over the 12 years that he served LoveWay’s community – an extraordinary length of service for a therapy horse. He was truly exceptional. We know that everyone who has loved him will miss him dearly.