Category Archives: All Horses

This page shows all the horses involved with Morning Ranch. Some are on our website just as a reference. Some are part of our breeding stock and many are for sale. You are welcome to scroll through from here to check out all of these amazing animals. If you need to narrow down your search a little, then we invite you to use the links to the left to go directly to the category you need. Of course we are delighted to answer any questions you might have.

Jones

Jones

2013 black AQHA colt, AMR Bueno Pa Jones. There are not a lot of people who are familiar with Pa Jones but those that are know that these horses can really run but still have a calm demeanor and are easy to train. They are really forgiving. We miss our old stud Cricket but babies… Continue Reading

GiGi

GiGi

2013 bay AQHA mare, AMR Poco Poco GiGi. GiGi is the first baby out of our good find Cinco. We purchased her at a friend’s sale for a fifth wedding anniversary gift to ourselves. She has given us reason to celebrate ever since. We love her typey foundation conformation. She is nice and wide with… Continue Reading

Foxy

Foxy

2013 red dun (with a little roan) AQHA mare, AMR Bueno Bee N Foxy. Bee is by far one of our favorite broodmares. She stamps her babies with a nice foundation hip and pretty head and tons of athleticism. Crossed on Bear with his strong attributes these babies have been just outstanding. Foxy is the… Continue Reading

Classy

Classy

2013 bay AQHA mare, AMR Classy Dials. Classy got her name because she has just been a really classy horse from day one. She has all the right things in all the right places and the best attitude you could ask for. We can’t wait until she gets a chance to prove what she is… Continue Reading

Valentine

Valentine

2012 gruillo roan AQHA mare, AMR Rockin Blue Val. Valentine is so pretty I don’t know how she has slid past our radar so far. We plan to ride her this year and evaluate her for a potential broodmare. Since Bear died we won’t get the chance to make more like her and these ones… Continue Reading

Tres

Tres

2012 AQHA buckskin mare, AMR Tres Poca Buena. Tres is the third of three matching buckskin mares out of the excellent cross of Bear and April. This is foundation breeding at its best. They are super cowy and have lots of quickness. This cross makes a stout, big hearted worker and in the case of… Continue Reading

Oso

Oso

2012 AQHA black stallion, AMR Heza Poco Jet. Ali and Oso are like BFFs. If we didn’t have so many, this colt would be super hard to let go. Even though he has not been gelded yet he is, and has always been, terribly sweet and calm. He is a lover and likes attention. He… Continue Reading

Maybellene

Maybellene

2012 AQHA gray mare, AMR Maybellene. Maybellene is a really sharp mare out of our great stud Bear and one of our favorite broodmares Bee. This is one of the best crosses we have ever seen. Every time they have produced one of the best babies of that foal crop and Maybellene is a stand… Continue Reading

Joan

Joan

2012 sorrel AQHA mare, AMR Easy Jones Jet. We had great expectations for Joan. She is bred in the purple and we even thought maybe she could be good enough to send to the track with a friend of ours. She was windswept when she was born but she quickly grew out of that. She… Continue Reading

Jazzy

Jazzy

2012 AQHA gray mare, Cowboys Dreamin A 245. Jazzy has a super cool personality. We got her at a friend’s production sale and Ali especially has fallen in love with this one. Our original plan for her was for her to be a potential broodmare. She has been a little bit of a late bloomer… Continue Reading

CeeDee

CeeDee

2012 AQHA gray mare, Cowboys Playin A 220. Mike and Ali have to admit that we have a weakness for production sales. We like to find diamonds in the rough and see what they become. This pretty filly is living up to our hopes really well. We got her as a broodmare prospect and still… Continue Reading

Berry

Berry

2012 AQHA bay roan mare, AMR Gooseberry Gun. We took a load of babies to the annual Salina Production sale. All of ours did well and so did we when we bought this filly. Her size caught our eye. She has tons of bone and really fills out her frame. We plan to use her… Continue Reading

BB

BB

2012 AQHA black mare, AMR Poco BB King. We have had a few nice babies from this cross but BB is probably the best. Kiowa and Bear only made one dark foal and she is as pretty as they come. She is also very shapey. She ought to make a great cow horse since she… Continue Reading

Peppy

2011 AQHA red dun gelding, Doc Elwood. Peppy is not a big horse. He is athletic and good natured. He has plenty of bone for his size and he is shaped right. He really wants to watch a cow and is learning to rope. When Mike is done with him at the yard Ali is… Continue Reading

Gus

Gus

2011 AQHA gray stallion, Gin and Sugar. We just love Gus. We bought him from the A- Ranch sale and have absolutely no regrets. Mike Armitage said that he was certainly a stud prospect and we agree. We have sent him for professional training and plan to work him at the feed yard for a… Continue Reading

Cash

Cash

2011 AQHA palomino gelding, Smart Cash Quixote. Cash caught Ali’s eye at Pitzer’s sale. He was pretty cute for being in that ugly stage that colts grow through. We brought him home and have enjoyed him during his stay here. He is pretty sweet and likes to be loved on. He has been turned out… Continue Reading

Rosie

Rosie

2011 AQHA red dun roan mare, AMR Destiny is Rosie. Rosie has been a real looker from day one and that has never changed. We have been really tempted to keep her as a broodmare but we can’t keep them all and this one deserves a performance career. We still have her younger sister so… Continue Reading

Navie

Navie

2011 AQHA gruillo mare, AMR Navie Bugn Out. Navie is a super shapey gruillo filly out of Goose and our friend’s stud Perkin Bugs. She has a great big back end so she really ought to be able to run like her pedigree dictates. We love her pretty little head and she is really smart… Continue Reading

Ladybug

Ladybug

2011 AQHA gray mare, AMR Ladybug Dash. Ladybug is a really fun mare out of Badger and Perkin Bugs. We plan to use her as a broodmare later but in the meantime Ali wants to see what kind of barrel horse she makes. She is in training now and is doing very well. We sold… Continue Reading

Kay

Kay

2011 AQHA black mare, AMR Que Mala Suerte. Kay is a pretty black mare out of our great mare Que and our wonderful stud Bear. This is a great cross that makes super athletic babies. Kay is no exception. She got her name because he momma decided to drop her onto a barbed wire fence… Continue Reading

Stormi

2010 AQHA blue roan mare, Stormi’s Pistol. We bought Stormi at the Come to the Source sale in 2014. We planned to use her as a broodmare but when we got her delivered to us we were surprised to find that she is not very tall at all. We are going to break her to… Continue Reading

Dos

Dos

2010 AQHA buckskin mare, AMR Dos Poca Buena. Dos is another great filly out of April and Bear.  She looks exactly like her full sister Una and we always thought about putting these two matched mares together as a team. We even got a third filly to match this set in their younger sister Tres. They… Continue Reading

Bonnet

Bonnet

2009 AQHA black mare, Chips Black Bonnet. Bonnet is a really big, really sweet mare. A friend of ours brought her to us and said we needed to own her because she would fit our program and we agreed. She has a lot of bone and is still pretty and feminine. We bred her to… Continue Reading

Scoot

Scoot

2010 AQHA red roan gelding, AMR Cash Out and Scoot. Scoot is a great colt representing part of what will be the future of our breeding program. We crossed a really nice mare that we have out of our stud Bear, her name is Goose, with a stud that our friend owns named Perkin Bugs.… Continue Reading

Frosting

Frosting

2009 AQHA perlino gelding, WC Tuf Frost. Frosting came to Morning Ranch in a trade. He is a really big, really gentle guy that is always in your pocket. He is kind of a big, sweet puppy dog. He will stand around all day if you love on him or feed him and be happy… Continue Reading

Una

Una

2009 AQHA buckskin mare, AMR Una Poca Buena. Una is another great offspring from one of our best mares, April, and our great stallion Bear.  Her older brother, Chance, was a big stout athletic rascal and she certainly followed in his footsteps.  We are really excited about this filly.  Her color is a show stopper but even… Continue Reading

Bo

Bo

2009 AQHA dun/gray gelding, PR Little Lena’s Hobo. Bo is an addition to our program.  We like to go to our friend’s production sale every year at the Pieper Ranch. Mike and Mark often cross paths in the cattle industry and we have come to like and respect him a lot. Well this is the… Continue Reading

Reno

Reno

2008 AQHA gray stud, Never Play Guns. Sometimes the events in your life just seem to fall a certain way and opportunities you never dreamed of fall in your lap. We believe these opportunities are gifts from God and we are very thankful for this one. Reno came to us in the summer of 2014.… Continue Reading

Squid

Squid

2008 AQHA red dun roan gelding, AMR Rojo Bee Bueno. Squid is a premier colt out of our great stud Bear and the first breeding of our mare Bee. Ali named him Squid because the first time she saw him he was laying on the ground in the sun like a squid washed up on the beach and… Continue Reading

Canyon

Canyon

2008 AQHA red dun gelding, AMR Poco Bee Bueno. Canyon is our second colt out of Kiowa and the first one out of her and our stud Bear. We named him Canyon because Kiowa jumped a fence and had him in the neighbor’s canyon pasture.  It took us about an hour to find him and… Continue Reading

Boody

Boody

2008 AQHA palomino gelding, TS Boody Frost. Boody is a really well bred colt that we bought at auction from Montana.  We love his pedigree and planned to perhaps use him as a stud someday if he turned out to be of that quality.  Unfortunately he was not the smartest colt we have every owned… Continue Reading

Sugar

Sugar

2007 AQHA sorrel mare, Sugar Yubasan. Sugar is a great mare that we picked up at the Pitzer Spring Sale when she was still pretty young.  Mike just could not resist as she is really cute.  She is well bred, well built and has a great disposition.  She is intelligent and observant and has no… Continue Reading

Cinco

Cinco

2007 AQHA palomino mare, PR Ms Pepdo Leo. Cinco wasn’t really a planned purchase to our program but once we saw her we couldn’t resist. We decided to go to a friend’s registered red Angus sale and came home with the buy of the sale.  She comes from a line of mares that are strong… Continue Reading

Grace

Grace

2007 AQHA palomino mare, AMR Grace of Kings. Grace is our second foal out of  Bailey and  Bear. We liked the first one a lot and he found a great home in Texas where they named him  Sade. We liked him so much that we were eager to see what  Bailey would have next.    When this gorgeous… Continue Reading

Dyna

Dyna

2006 AQHA sorrel mare, QCS Dynamite. We just loved the way this mare was bred so when her owner offered her in trade for one of our fillies we jumped on the opportunity. Her previous owner told us that all of her babies were the first to be sold in each colt crop from her… Continue Reading

Duck

Duck

2005 AQHA gray gelding, Cowboys Playgun 537. We got Duck from a friend’s ranch horse sale with high hopes that he would be a really fun horse for Mike to use at the yard and to train as a rope horse. Unfortunately he has a deep digital flexor tendon issue and has not been sound… Continue Reading

Sarrah

Sarrah

2004 AQHA black mare, Tillman Sarrah. Sarrah is a really cute black mare out of our stud Bear. Ali just fell in love with this mare the first time she saw her and was tickled pink when Mike brought her home from our stud’s previous owner. We wanted to have some foals on site for… Continue Reading

Goose

Goose

2004 AQHA blue roan mare, Tillman Fancie Beau. Goose is a striking gruillo roan mare out of our nice foundation stud Bear. We bought her from the man who sold us Bear so we could have an example of his get on our ranch for potential customers to view when deciding to breed their fine… Continue Reading

Bee

Bee

2003 AQHA gray mare, Tillmans Rojo Jackie. Bee was a little thin when we brought her home after buying her and it took us a long time to get her back to the right condition but she has matured and filled out and we are delighted to have her in our broodmare band. She looks… Continue Reading

Enga

Enga

2002 AQHA palomino mare, Cougarand Freckles. Enga is a fun story. Sometimes things just fall into place and Enga sort of ended up that way for us. When we moved to Kansas we had a person come check our house to make sure it was termite free which thankfully it was. We got to talking… Continue Reading

Handy

Handy

2002 AQHA red roan mare, Sheza Rio Handcock. Handy is a super nice mare that we have the pleasure of seeing again now that she is grown up. We bought her as a two year old. Mike trained her and we sold her to a nice family in Texas. During training she was super smart… Continue Reading

Waco

Waco

2001 AQHA red roan mare, Tillmans Plain Jane. Mike bought Waco from a friend when he noticed her in his pasture. She has a nice big hip and a pretty little head.   She is bred to work and play hard and take you to the pay window when you want to compete.   Mike… Continue Reading

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

2001 AQHA blue roan mare, Tillmans Pocahontas. Pocahontas is registered as blue roan mare but she is even better than that, she is a gruillo with a strong roan factor.  Her dam is also a really nice producer who belongs to a friend of ours and we were delighted to bring home this mare who… Continue Reading

Que

Que

2001 AQHA black mare, Cue the Jet. Que’s story is kind of funny. A friend of Ali’s bought some race bred mares and asked Ali to breed her stud Cricket to them and they would split the money when the babies were sold. Ali agreed but unfortunately, due to financial hardship, Ali’s friend had to… Continue Reading

Bethel

Bethel

2001 AQHA bay mare, AMR Jets Over Bethel. Bethel is out of our nice broodmare Bailey and Ali’s old stud Cricket. Bethel has been striking since day one. She seemed to dance on her spindly new legs as a newborn. She tried to work the cattle in the pasture with her when she was young… Continue Reading

Ballad

Ballad

1999 AQHA chestnut gelding, Ballad of the Jet. Ballad is from the first colt crop that Ali raised out of her old stud Cricket and her first set of mares. As a five month old he put his foot through a welded wire fence that was supposed to be horse-proof and cut himself all the… Continue Reading

Bailey

Bailey

1997 AQHA palomino mare, Firastar. Ali owned Bailey’s full sister who died of a burst uterine artery delivering her first foal. She had been such a nice horse that Ali went back to her breeder and asked for a full sister. Bailey was available and Ali brought her home as a pale, skinny, unbroken, gangly,… Continue Reading

April

April

1996 AQHA and NFQR palomino mare, April Poco Bob. April is double registered both in the AQHA and also in the Foundation Quarter Horse Registry. There just aren’t many horses around with Poco Bueno on their papers. We fell in love with her just as soon as we saw her and the deal was clinched… Continue Reading

Blade

Blade

1995 AQHA buckskin gelding, Diamond War Blade. Blade is Ali’s personal pet, friend and helps to train all of our young horses. Ali day worked on his dam and held her when she conceived Blade.   She also had the opportunity to ride his sire when he was a three year old in training.   Blade… Continue Reading

“Cricket”

Cricket Jet – 1979 Black Stallion Cricket , whose registered name was Cricket Jet, was a beautiful black stallion. A friend of Ali’s sent her to Abilene to check him out as a prospect for his breeding program.   When Ali saw him she fell in love with him and asked her friend if he would be offended if she bought… Continue Reading