LoveWay Therapy Horses

Meet Our Exceptional Herd!

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.

Therapy horses are incredible.  They are patient, tolerant, good humored, well trained, and sound both mentally and physically.  As you can imagine, these animals are very hard to come by, so once we get them on our team, we try our hardest to keep them happy, healthy, and here!   Their well-being is our top priority. Learn more about our very special horses below!

Do
You Know LoveWay’s
Next Therapy Horse?

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!

ELSA

2005 Haflinger Mare
Joined LoveWay:
November 2015

Color: Flaxen Chestnut

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by:   The Matt Arnold Family  

CHESTER

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

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: The Community Foundation of Elkhart County

COPPER

1998 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
June 2015

Color: Chestnut
Donated by: Alice Rea

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Heidi Linder

FLICKA

2010 Grade Mare
Joined LoveWay: June 2018
Color: Black

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Robert Weed Corporation 

GERARD

2006 Quarterhorse
Joined LoveWay: November 2018
Color: 
Buckskin

Leased by: Jennifer Williams

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Pat & April Carroll

GRACE

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

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Dicor Corporation

HOLLY

1998 Grade Pony
Joined LoveWay: January 2019
Color: Sorrel

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Andy & Megan Pocock

JUNIOR

2003 Appendix Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:

March 2014
Color: Seal Brown

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Sandy Weatherwax

KAYLA

2003 Paint Mare
Joined LW: September 2018
Color: Chestnut and White Paint
Donated by: Patti Miller

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Welch Packaging

MAC

2012 Gypsy Vanner Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
July 2014

Color: Piebald
Donated by: A Gypsy Gift from LexLin Gypsy Ranch

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Hans & Tina Ashbaugh

MIRACLE

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

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Patrick Industries

NIKI

2006 Norwegian Fjord Mare
Joined LoveWay:
January 2016

Color: Brown Dun

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Lakota Trailers

PATCHES

2000 American Paint Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay: May 2018

Color: Brown & White Paint
Leased by: Kayla Moore

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Lippert Components

PENNY

2000 Rocky Mountain Horse Mare
Joined LoveWay:
February 2012

Color: Chestnut
Donated by: Steve Herbster

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: The Farmer’s Exchange

 

ROSIE

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

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Tuscany Motor Company

 

RUSTY

1995 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
September 2016

Color: Chestnut
Donated by: Jessica Miller

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Alpha Systems

 

SHANNA

1994 Morgan/Quarter Horse Cross Mare
Joined LoveWay:
June 2008

Color: Liver Chestnut
Donated by: Emie & Ellen Lehman

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Flexible Concepts

SUNNY

1997 Hackney Pony Cross Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
September 2014

Color: Bay
Donated by: Kennedy Cross

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: Horizon Transport

TEDDY

2005 Draft Cross Gelding
Joined LoveWay: November 2018
Color: Bay Roan
Leased by: Ryan Eash

Sponsored at Derby Day 2019 by: The Gawthrop/Vinkour Family

 

Retired Horses

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!!!

 

 

 

In Memory of Honey

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.

 

 

In Memory of Sam

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.