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

COPPER


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

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Farmer’s Exchange

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

HONEY


1996 Haflinger Mare
Joined LoveWay:
April 2011
Color: Flaxen Chestnut
Donated by: Gil Geshiedle

Sponsored at Derby Day 2018 by: Welch Packaging

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

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

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!!!

 

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

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.