Natural Horsemanship

at Gocian Gehöft

Meet Freda Gocian

2 Star licensed Parelli Instructor. (Horse behavior specialist)

Natural Horsemanship - Freda Gocian

Freda Gocian started out as a Professional ICU nurse in 1985 and had a keen interest in fitness, completing several Ironman triathlons in early 2000’s

She has always loved horses and has a traditional equine background, competing in Eventing (all ribbons can be attributed to forgiving horses in her life), but always felt there must be more to horses than catching and saddling any way you can, kick to go and pull to turn and stop.

While in Saudi Arabia as an expat she searched for an answer on WHO horses are and not just what they are. She stumbled on the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program that is based on using Equine Psychology that works with the horse’s nature rather than against it, and has been a member and dedicated student since 2006. In 2009 she had the opportunity to put theory to practice when she bought a very challenging Arabian stallion that had no future in Humanville. Together they progressed through the Levels (1-4) and Savvy’s (Online, Liberty, Freestyle and Finesse)

She is a testament to the highly successful Parelli home study program that provides a clear pathway to Success. In 2011 she had the opportunity to fast forward her skills and learning by attending a 4 week Fast Track course on the Florida Campus at which her aptitude for teaching emerged and her senior instructor Ryan Rose encouraged to pursue a professional career in becoming a Horse Behavioral Specialist. In 2012 she studied in England for her 1* Parelli Instructorship and in her quest for never-ending self improvement went to Colorado Campus, USA in 2013 for an extended period to complete her Externship directly with Parelli and achieved her 2* Instructor.

She is the first Licensed Parelli Instructor in ZA and currently the only 2 star Licensed Parelli Professional. She has achieved Level 4 on all 4 Savvy’s on several horses.

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Natural Horsemanship - Training
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Event Calendar



Upcoming events :

Cost: R350 per horse and rider combination (Inc. Free Training and one Class) R100 per additional class Venue: Plot 83, Tweefontein Gauteng Bookings: Freda Gocian 081 800 9311 Registration closes 6 March 2017

The Horse's Pervis and Skull
18 & 19 March 2017: The Horse’s Pelvis and Skull Cost: R500 for the weekend (Certificate of attendance will be issued) Venue: Plot 83, Tweefontein Bookings: Susan Schalkwyk 084 504 2150 RSVP ESSENTIAL

Paddock and Stable Injuries [Horse Skeleton Workshop by Helen A Davies]
20 &21 May 2017 Paddock and Stable Injuries Cost: R500 for the weekend (Certificate of attendance will be issued) Venue: Plot 83, Tweefontein Bookings: Susan Schalkwyk 084 504 2150 RSVP ESSENTIAL

Natural Horsemanship - Parelli Connect


Natural Horsemanship - Horseboarding

“ I can be inspiration and motivation but the dedication and perspiration is up to you ” – Pat Parelli

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