Equine Partners

LoveWay is home to a herd of exceptional horses who are specially trained to make compassionate connections with our riders. 

Meet the LoveWay Herd

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!


2003 Appendix Quarter Horse Gelding

Joined LoveWay: March 2014

Color: Seal Brown


2005 Haflinger Mare

Joined LoveWay: November 2015

Color: Flaxen Chestnut


2005 Draft Cross Gelding

Joined LoveWay: November 2018

Color: Bay Roan


2008 Haflinger Mare

Joined LoveWay: February 2019

Color: Light Chestnut


2006 Morgan/Belgian Cross Mare

Joined LoveWay: March 2019

Color: Chestnut


2004 Quarter Horse/Standardbred Cross Gelding

Joined LoveWay: August 2020

Color: Bay

Leased by: Daniel Whetstone


2016 Paint Gelding

Joined LoveWay: January 2021

Color: Paint


2003 Fjord Mare

Joined LoveWay: February 2021

Color: Dun


2009 Paint Gelding

Joined LoveWay: October 2021

Color: Medicine Hat


2014 American Paint Mare

Joined LoveWay: May 2022

Color: Chestnut & White Paint


2016 Paint Mare

Joined LoveWay: July 2022

Color: Chestnut & White Paint


2006 Miniature Horse Gelding

Joined LoveWay: October 2022

Color: Chestnut and White Pinto

Donated by: Vangie McGraw


2008 Paint Gelding

Joined LoveWay: March 2023

Color: Sorrel and White Paint

Leased by: Nicole Bourgeois


2018 Quarter Horse Mare

Joined LoveWay: July 2023

Color: Sorrel


2020 Quarter Horse Mare

Joined LoveWay: October 2023

Color: Roan

Do you know LoveWay’s next equine partner?

Do you know of a horse that would be a good fit for our herd? We are always seeking equine partners that are donated, leased or otherwise gifted to LoveWay.

Learn more about what we’re looking for in our herd below.

Age & Conformation

Age: 7+ years old

Gender: Geldings & mares accepted

Soundness & Conformation: Our horses work hard! They need to be reliably sound with no history of chronic illness or injury. They need a free-moving, rhythmic stride at the walk, trot, and canter. Movement is so important to our riders.

Personality & Temperament

Our ideal horses have a “take it all in stride” attitude.

They should be calm and quiet for grooming in cross-ties, tacking, mounting, and should be patient while they are working. We stop and stand frequently during class while riders complete activities or games. We also frequently conduct our lead-line classes with side-walkers on both sides of the horse to support the rider.

LoveWay’s ideal horses should react positively to children and adults, women and men.

Horses should be comfortable in a busy environment where they will interact with many people of all abilities, levels of horse experience, and levels of energy.


Successful LoveWay horses come from all backgrounds!

Horses who have excelled in our programs have been 4-H mounts, lesson ponies, show horses, and more!

We have found that horses who have had a variety of experiences tend to be most comfortable in our busy barn.


The growth in our arena wouldn’t be possible without the compassionate connection that happens between horses and our riders.

Have a horse in mind?

Reach out to LoveWay’s Equine Director using our online form so we can learn more about whether the horse would be a good fit for our program.