Welcome to Firefly Acres
Firefly Acres Horse Farm is a horse rescue and Equine Assisted Therapy program that began May, 2009 in Oneida, North East Wisconsin. We are a horse rescue that matches broken and hurting horses with broken and hurting children/adults.
Belief: We are based on the idea that horses and people can heal each other of emotional pain from abuse or trauma while being drawn together by their own personalities and backgrounds. We practice Natural Horsemanship which helps with the relationship process and utilizes quietness, gentleness, and patience to communicate with the horses in their own language. This builds trust and relationship with these magnificent creatures.
Our belief is in God and the saving grace of His Son Jesus Christ. It is our greatest desire to serve God by the demonstration of our faith through action, by our love for Him, and the support of families. It is our highest honor to serve children and families of all backgrounds.
Philosophy: Horses are very sensitive and perceptive to feelings and emotions of their handlers. They mirror people to show them what is on the inside, which is the beginning of the healing process. They support this with acceptance, teaching, and love.
Goal: To reach out to area children, teens, and adults who have experienced painful circumstances and need a place to be accepted and find hope. The horses that are brought to us find a safe haven, a gentle hand, and life purpose. Best of all those that come here can see in each of these horses that there is hope and healing while experiencing a peaceful environment.
Vision: While we are not a riding facility, we have horses for spending time with, games to play with them, driving carts and sleighs, and general companionship.
There will be no cost or fees to the people who come to us for the therapy program. We plan on having special events like a Fall Festival/ Spring Fling, auctions, brat stands, craft sales, and other fund raising events. There will be other special activities for kids as the program grows.
Funding: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All support comes from fund raising activities and private donations. The cart and sleigh rides may eventually help support the program, but are not in place as of yet for the general public outside of our program. We also hope to apply for grants as soon.
If anyone has more specific questions, please feel free to contact Lisa at email@example.com.