A Thank-You to the Community
Loal and his family would like to thank all of their supporters and the community for their love and encouragement after his diagnosis and journey to remission.
Loal G. Tucker is a third-generation rancher and horseman, whose family has been ranching in New Mexico for 150 years. His mothers family, Gordon, was involved in several of New Mexico’s largest ranching operations, and his maternal grandfather, Johnny Gordon, worked at Santa Fe’s famed Bishop’s Lodge in the early 1900's. During his youth, Loal G. Tucker spent summers horseback, high in the Pecos Mountains, rounding up and doctoring cattle, mending fences, and leading pack strings in the high country.
Loal is a highly respected trainer and clinician. In addition, he offers clinics throughout the year: Horsemanship, Confidence, Ranch Versatility, Working Cattle, Trail Confidence and a LTH Riding Club. Loal tailors his teaching style to accommodate the personalities and abilities of both horses and people. He is an accomplished speaker and showman.
Loal is active in the community and joined the New Mexico Mounted Search & Rescue team in 2012. In addition, Loal participates in the "Professional Horse Trainers Challenge," through which he has donated 200 plus days of training. In the first year of the Trainer's Challenge, Loal scratched his horse, Guerro, from competition due to an injury. However, the next year, Loal took 2nd place, winning $2,000 and the shelter horse, Tom Thunder, a wonderful new home.
Loal spends his free time ranching and cowboying and is a dedicated trail rider and hunter. He maintains a small cattle herd and breeds and raises AQHA horses. With his wife, Wendy, Loal operates a wonderful facility just outside Santa Fe, NM. The 40-acre property has all the amenities needed to handle all sorts of events. He is a devoted father of Abrie, 10, and Loal P., 12, who like their dad, granddads, and great-granddads are being raised horseback.