Meet our newest rescue: Boo

Boo is the great, great grandson of Secretariat! But when Boo didn’t succeed on the racetrack, he was sold. Boo participated in equine therapy with the Big Brothers Big Sisters group the first week he was at the farm. He is very calm and sweet and we expect to see him rehabilitated and re-educated with the gentle hand of Natural Horsemanship.


In Boo’s honor, we had a Booyah Fundraiser on Saturday, October 2nd.

Thanks everyone for all your support!

Festival on the Farm will be August 20, 2022! We had 186 folks visit the farm in 2021 and we really appreciate all our sponsors:

Canter Sponsors:

Green Bay Packers Foundation

Walk Sponsors:

Who We Are 

We’re a completely volunteer-run horse rescue with two missions: to help horses and to help people. We bring together Natural Horsemanship and Equine Assisted Therapy to rehabilitate abused, neglected, or unwanted horses while building hope, patience, and healing in the participants who work with them. 

Our History

In 2009, Lisa Pelky met 7 unwanted horses at the barn where she was boarding her horse. They were wards of the state of Wisconsin, some unnamed and feral, and all abused, neglected, and starved. These traumas made the horses fearful and untouchable, inspiring Lisa to create a safe home for them where they could heal and learn to trust. 

It was out of that inspiration, Lisa’s hard work, and her interest in Equine Assisted Therapy that Firefly Acres was born. Lisa purchased the horses and set to work building a space for them. From there, she connected with the community to establish a volunteer base and a board, creating the non-profit organization we know today. 

Firefly Acres is now home to 8 horses who’ve experienced kindness and healing from humans, some for the first time. The horses have reciprocated that care and trust, helping people find healing, learn patience, and develop skills to help improve their lives.

How You Can Help

Donate, come visit the farm, or ask us about the horses up for adoption. Thank you for your support!

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All support comes from fund raising and private donations.

For more specific questions, please contact Lisa at

Your donation will go toward:

*Loads of gravel & sand

*Lumber to build storage shelving to store donated blankets.

*Garment bags to hang harnesses and tack

*Hay for the Horses, of course.