LoveWay Therapy Horses

Meet Our Exceptional Herd!

LoveWay 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!

SHANNA

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

Color: Liver Chestnut
Donated by: Emie & Ellen Lehman

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Adam & Katherine Christoffersen
Lakota

PENNY

2000 Rocky Mountain Horse Mare
Joined LoveWay:
February 2012

Color: Chestnut
Donated by: Steve Herbster

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Airxcel
LionsHead
W.R. Hall Insurance Group

JUNIOR

2003 Appendix Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay:
March 2014
Color: Seal Brown

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Alpha Systems, LLC
Steve & Teresa Jenkins
Welch Packaging

ELSA

2005 Haflinger Mare
Joined LoveWay:
November 2015

Color: Flaxen Chestnut

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Andy & Megan Pocock
Lori Nisley

Welter Foundation

MIRACLE

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

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Andy Nemeth
Mark & Janelys Taylor
Winnebago Foundation

KAYLA

2003 Paint Mare
Joined LoveWay: September 2018
Color: Chestnut & White Paint
Donated by: Patti Miller

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Brion Brady
Kim Huffman
Patti Miller

TEDDY

2005 Draft Cross Gelding
Joined LoveWay: November 2018
Color: Bay Roan

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
David & Karen Smith III
Mark & Shari Warlick
Matt Arnold Family

LUCKY

2008 Haflinger Mare
Joined LoveWay: February 2019
Color: Light Chestnut

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Don Gunden
Northwest Interiors

DOLLY

2006 Morgan/Belgian Cross Mare

Joined LoveWay: March 2019
Color: Chestnut

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
George Linder
Lippert Components
Pat & April Carroll

PAM

2004 Percheron Mare
Joined LoveWay: July 2019
Color: Black

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Hans & Tina Ashbaugh
Patrick Industries

BONNIE

2002 Draft Cross Mare
Joined LoveWay: October 2019
Color: Black

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Jamie & Jaylynn Schnur
Robert Weed

TOBY

2000 Draft Cross Gelding
Joined LoveWay: April 2020
Color: Black
Donated by:
Culver Academy

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Jason & Darla Lippert
Ron & Lisa Fenech Foundation

BUDDY

2010 Quarter Horse Gelding
Joined LoveWay: April 2020
Color: Bay
Leased by:
Leonard Farmwald

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Jeff & Melissa Rodino
Ross & Emily Hougland

CINDY

2004 Pony Mare
Joined LoveWay: June 2020
Color: Chestnut & White Paint
Leased by:
Lily Thomas

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
John & Connie Ries
Ryan & Ashley Smith

RANGER

2004 Quarter Horse/
Standardbred Cross Gelding
Joined LoveWay: August 2020
Color: Bay
Leased by:
Daniel Whetstone

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Jones Petrie Rafinski
Steve & Renee Hartman

GYPSY

2003 Appaloosa/Arabian Cross Mare
Joined LoveWay: August 2020
Color: Chestnut
Leased by:
Beth Hochstetler

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Horizon Transport
Lippert

WINSTON

2010 Paint Gelding
Joined LoveWay: September 2020
Color: Black & White
Donated by:
Culver Academy

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
L. Michael Arnold Charitable NE
Timothy & Michelle Markel

OTTO

2016 Paint Gelding
Joined LoveWay: January 2021
Color: Paint

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Mary Jo Sartorius
Misty Harbor

EVA

2003 Fjord Mare
Joined LoveWay: February 2021
Color: Dun

Sponsored at Derby Day 2021 by:
Kip & Angie Ellis
Todd & Melissa Cleveland