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 is homed on 42 peaceful acres at the base of Mount Benson. Home to a large herd of horses, and other animals, it is secluded and tranquil while also being located conveniently close to the City of Nanaimo.
Simple experiences can be naturally therapeutic.
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...
July 26 & 27
This is the only workshop open to the public that we will be offering this year. Come and experience the wonderful approach developed by Linda Kohanov, author of The Tao of Equus and numerous other publications. Deborah Marshall is an Advanced Eponaquest Facilitator. This foundation has deeply influenced the work done at Generation Farms. Assisted by Emily Pelleter and the Generation Farms herd.
Watch for news about Painted Pony! This is an art and horses program for young people who love both art and horses. We will have a one day program in the summer and a weekly program in September. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaw TV segment filmed December 2013
Our local television station came recently to Generation Farms to film a segment 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.