Generation Farms offers integrative healing opportunities through
wellness programs, horsemanship, nature, and professional training.


There is calm at Generation Farms. Time to pause and to listen to the eagles and the wind in the trees. In this tranquil environment people come to rediscover their natural ability to heal and to experience themselves at their best.

Some come to Generation Farms for the recreational benefits of riding and connecting with horses. Others come to heal deep trauma, improve relationships or develop confidence. A strong base of common values and consistent philosophy runs through all programs based on principles of connection and self-regulation.

There is a need for programs for people who do prefer or benefit from an alternative to traditional approaches. Our well-trained and experienced professional staff have chosen to use their talents to work in this organically healing way.




Founded in 2000 by Deborah Marshall, Generation Farms moved from its long time home to a new beautful 33 acre farm in Yellow Point just south of Nanaimo. Programs are continuing as normal in our new facility. 

Programs include:

  • Riding Lessons and Horsemanship
  • Equine Facilitated Wellness
  • Mental Health and Addictions Programs for Adults
  • Mental Health Programs for Children, Youth and Families
  • Growth and Leadership
  • Professional Training


Simple experiences can be naturally therapeutic.

Generation Farms has moved to Yellow Point 20 minutes south of Nanaimo.

We have a beautiful 33 acre farm with many amenities. The horses are settling in and our programs are underway. This new location is providing great opportunites for our programs and with an interesting and natural setting for our horses. We are very excited! 

2017 Workshop dates now posted on our  Workshops and Events page. Featured are our training programs that apply to EFW Canada Certification in EFW and a new professional training for those working with trauma.

Deborah will be travelling to Ontario in June to offer Explorations in Equine Faciltated Wellness.
If you are from the east check it out on the Workshops and Events page. 

What is Equine Facilitated Wellness?

Horses have a powerful role in assisting people in feeling alive in their lives. Horses live in the present moment, highly aware of their surroundings, without the ability to ruminate about the past or worry about the future. They fully use all of their senses, including their ability to read the inner state of another. They are social and respond warmly to humans who are in touch with their emotions. Their attentiveness to the present state of a human has the capacity to heal old wounds through the bond of connection in the here and now.  Read More... 

Program feature

This Shaw TV segment features Generation Farms.

This sequence is about our Equine Facilitated Wellness programs in Nanaimo. Listen to Emily Pelletier explain about horses and how they help. A teenager and her mother are featured along with views of our horses and staff doing their special work.


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