About Lori

Lori’s training philosophy is

“individual communication with horse and rider.”

Lori’s grandfather helped her train her first horse at the age of eleven. Folks said the Quarter horse would never amount to anything, but Lori proved them wrong winning several National Gymkhana Championships. She apprenticed with several local western riding legends. Her education evolved from the cowboys of yesteryear “buck them out methods” to her present day non-threatening, natural way of training horses. Her patience manner encouraged several riders to ask her to coach them.

Training or re-training challenging or “misunderstood” horses are Lori’s specialty. Her natural, time honored methods work; proof by the hundreds of trophies, plaques, ribbons, buckles, tack and other awards that decorate her office. “It takes a lot of time and effort to communicate with a horse and “fix” their training holes, but the results are worth it.” Lori comments. Lori’s Show Students own trophy rooms echo Lori’s decades of hard work. .

Lori’s students learn basic through advanced horsemanship and sportsmanship. They are taught how to re-train their own horses through the three “P’s” patience, persistence, and perseverance.

“Most horses can easily be taught the basics, but as you get into advanced training such as gymkhana patterns, the training program must be tailored to the individual horse. Teaching people to ride is similar. Start with the basics; balance, good horsemanship, sportsmanship, then the job of the trainer is to find a way to communicate to the individual rider the advanced skills so that they can transfer those new skills to their horse.”

Lori was Certified Horsemanship Association Instructor of the Year. Lesson horse, Shurroco, was CHA’s top five lesson horse in the nation. Lori was also named American Riding Instructor Association top 50 riding Instructor in the United States. She has been nominee for the National Association of Woman in Business NAWBO Owner of the Year Bravo award. Rockin’ L&D Ranch received Stable Management magazine’s Top five ranch Giving Back to the community award. Rockin’ L&D Ranch also has been the highlighted ranch in CHA Instructor magazine and Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association newsletter and online.


Lori’s diverse educational background includes a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, Interior Decorating Certification, and an Adult Education Teaching Credential. She attends various horse clinics and keeps updated on the latest training and coaching methods in the industry.

Lori is past President of  Vallecitos Spurs Gymkhana Club CGA District 33, Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor and CHA Region 10 Director. She is also A CHA Site Inspector and CHA Assistant Clinic Instructor. Lori is a certified Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association (EAGLA) and is a member of the O.K. Corral Equine Assisted Learning. Lori’s a member of the American Riding Instructors Association, Horsemanship Safety Association, the American Youth Horse Council, California State Horseman Association, National Barrel Racing Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Arabian Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association and is a certified California Gymkhana Association judge. She’s also CPR and first aid certified. In her spare time, Lori writes equine training, business, and children’s articles for local, national and international publications.

Contact Lori at Hall-McNary by email  hallmcnary@earthlink.net or

760-741-1179 office or 760-224-2483 text or call.

 Coco who is now retired from the show ring.

Lori’s personal horse, Nitro, Coco’s son is in training.


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