About Us

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you," Ezra Marrow

Herd Spirit creates transformational equine guided learning experiences for individuals and groups to unlock their highest potential. We specialize in empowering clients to excel in leadership, teamwork, relationships, and whole-hearted living.


Our Story

Herd Spirit began in the pandemic. Ezra Marrow, an originator in equine-guided learning and horse trainer for nearly 25 years was closing up shop to take a sabbatical. Unexpectedly, he received a request from an acquaintance named Gita Matlock for a simple horseback riding refresh lesson. 

That fateful lesson turned into an apprenticeship for Gita, who was making a career pivot out of fundraising and management. Ezra continued onto his sabbatical and moved his family to the central coast of California. Gita began diligently building the equine facilities in Nevada County, CA and growing the business with mentorship from Ezra at a distance.


In time, Ezra brought his signature Live Your Gift™ program to the Herd Spirit Equine Center. Today, Gita is managing director and facilitator at the Herd Spirit equine center and Ezra is advisor and visiting facilitator. Herd Spirit offers equine-guided workshops and retreats in personal growth and corporate leadership to hundreds from its facilities in Northern California and abroad. 

Meet The Team


Ezra Marrow, Co-Founder

Advisor & Visiting Facilitator

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Ezra is owner of Whole Being Coaching, co-founder of Herd Spirit, and generator of the Live Your Gift™ equine-guided transformation program. He is a leader in the field of equine-assisted learning, horsemanship, and personal growth for more than 25 years.


Gita Matlock, Co-Founder

Managing Director & Facilitator

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Gita manages operations and is principal facilitator at the Herd Spirit equine center in Northern California. Gita is an executive coach, equine facilitator, leadership development educator with TeachingHorse, founder of Origin Point Coaching, and co-founder of Herd Spirit.


Before I even started on this journey, I told Gita that it sounded amazing and terrifying.

Now that I’m on the other side, I can say without hesitation that it was, is, amazing and terrifying. I wasn’t ready, but I did it anyway. I was willing. And everyone that was there was willing with me.

I made the choice to show up, to be open, clear, honest, to soak in as much as possible.

What I didn’t know before going was how much I was going to set down, burn to the ground, and release back to the world.

And the most important part of it all: the horses. I’ve done so much “work” over the last few years, but it wasn’t until Nasim, Zip, and Chi looked me in the eyes and said, “Nope. Not yet. Try again.” There was absolutely no BS-ing them. I couldn’t BS myself…

I would choose Herd Spirit again in a heartbeat. For myself, my friends, for my husband (who’s going next month), for anybody that I care about. Anybody that I wish to live a little bit lighter…

Jennifer B.


"Both Ezra and Gita are super tuned in and knowledgeable and great coaches."

"The Herd Spirit retreat was such a profound, enlightening experience. It helped to bring greater clarity and awareness into my life and to empower myself to understand that I can make continuous choices in who I want to be and become."

"I really enjoy that there is a male and female facilitator. I think this balanced the group dynamics really well."