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.

Slade

Slade

Slade, whose registered name is AMR Play Slade, is our last foal out of April and he is a full brother to last year’s high selling weanling at our production sale. He is super shapey. His older siblings have made great ranch and rope horses and are super easy to get along with. He has… Continue Reading

Mac

Mac

Mac, whose registered name is AMR Poco Sugar Mac, is a stand out colt. This guy is huge for his age, good natured, great bone, he ought to be a great head horse prospect. He is the first offspring out of one of our most powerful buckskin mares. We are so happy that we made… Continue Reading

Butterfly

Butterfly

  Butterfly, whose registered name is AMR Poco Mariposa, is a very feminine filly that is a great arena prospect for roping or barrels. She should be super fast and very friendly. Ali named her because she looks like she is floating around like a butterfly when she moves. She is beautiful. It is really… Continue Reading

Moses

Moses

Moses was an orphan that hated the bottle so he was a little behind but is catching up quickly, In the last month he has shot up in height a bunch and filled out lots too! He is already bigger than some of his peers that were much taller than he was at weaning time.… Continue Reading

Stormi

Stormi

We bought Stormi at the “Come to the Source Sale” in 2014 to breed to Bear. When we lost Bear we thought that we would make a calf horse out of her but just ran out of time to train her with so many in the pipeline. She is good minded, friendly  and easy to… Continue Reading

Waco

Waco

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 started to break her to ride and noticed… Continue Reading

Cinco

Cinco

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 performance producers. This filly fits perfectly into our… Continue Reading

Foxy

Foxy

Bee was 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 female version of her brother Squid. She is big boned yet still very pretty.… Continue Reading

Classy

Classy

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 made of but until then she is… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Taos

Taos

Taos is pretty cute! He was conceived really late in the season and momma got sick and had a really hard winter so he was stunted during pregnancy. He is shapey which more than makes up for his smaller stature. We plan to start him and make him a kids rodeo horse. It will be… Continue Reading

Rowdy

Rowdy

We bought this cute colt from the Come to the Source Sale when he was a baby. We were looking for a colt that could be a stud prospect or make an outstanding gelding and this one is a cute one for sure. Being black with some nice white markings make him flashy enough that… Continue Reading

Repeat

Repeat

We named him Repeat because that is exactly what he is, a repeat of all of the great horses that this cross produced before him. He is stout and pretty, he is made right, he is calm but very athletic. He is all that you could ask for in a perfect ranch horse prospect. When… Continue Reading

Clyde

Clyde

Clyde is the only horse on the property that we raised but we don’t own either parent. His sire is the amazing Frenchman’s Easy Doc. His dam is a mare named QCS Dynamite that we traded for and when we were bringing her home from Montana we dropped her off in South Dakota to get… Continue Reading

Baloo

Baloo

This is a very nice colt that has screamed stud prospect from day one. This cross of Bear and Bee has always made really athletic horses that are really pretty with tons of potential. He certainly fits that bill. It will be so exciting to see what he becomes! He goes to the trainer very… Continue Reading

Jones

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 like Jones show that we still have his… Continue Reading

Oso

Oso

Ali and Oso are like BFFs. He is, and has always been, terribly sweet. He is a lover and likes attention. He wants to be your friend. He is the first to the gate or fence to be petted. He takes new things as though he has done them a hundred times before. He is… Continue Reading

Gus

Gus

We just love Gus. We bought him from a ranch horse sale as a stud prospect and we agree that he fits that bill. We bred him to a handful of mares and his babies were outstanding but we felt he would be an even better gelding. We sent him for professional training and plan… Continue Reading

Captain

Captain

This nice gelding was consigned to our 2017 Production Sale and we liked him enough that we bought him. Captain is really blooming since coming to Morning Ranch. Before he came to us he was trail ridden a lot, used on cattle in the pasture and in a feed yard. Since the sale he has… Continue Reading

Reno

Reno

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. He was a deal that we could… Continue Reading

Boody

Boody

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 ever owned and caused himself some real problems. When… Continue Reading

Duck

Duck

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 navicular bone injury on one hoof that he got as a young horse and has not been… Continue Reading

Ballad

Ballad

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 on his foot. He never limped on it and we… Continue Reading

Blade

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 was the to be the first born… Continue Reading

Chip

Chip

2017 black AQHA stud colt, AMR Play Your Chips Chip is a gentle and willing colt who wants to please you. This sharp black colt ought to be a great ranch horse! He is out of a daughter of Wyo Blue Chips, a successful FQHR competitor (2005 FQHR National Grand Champion, 2004 Nebraska Affiliate High… Continue Reading

Dually

Dually

2017 gray AQHA stud colt, AMR Dual Gun Play This eye catching stallion prospect has older siblings in other breeding programs. All of his siblings are very pretty, super gentle, and very fast when you need it and slow when you want it. His other brothers that were gelded have been high sellers when put… Continue Reading

Beau

Beau

All of his older siblings are great athletes and easy to train but this is true for all of our babies so we will say that he got a double helping of that in this cross.This handsome colt has a unique color with lots of style. This pedigree cross is sure to please. Update: This… Continue Reading

Reed

Reed

Another Never Play Guns stallion prospect out of a daughter of now deceased Tiveo Poco King- here is the program all wrapped up in a good gray package! He is a super nice arena prospect, comes from some great speed and talent and should have a wonderful attitude. Update: This colt sold at our production… Continue Reading

Kitty

Kitty

This mare is a substitute lot. We did not plan on offering this filly for sale this year as we would have preferred to keep her in our broodmare band. However so many folks have asked about her we felt obligated to offer her in our sale this year. She is very nice in every… Continue Reading

Suede

Suede

It is very hard to sell this one but we had too many calls for broodmare prospects so I felt guilty holding on to her. She is PRETTY and a very nice mover. She ought to be a great performance horse, she even could make a heck of a show horse and then a broodmare… Continue Reading

Haze

Haze

Check out this maternal brother to our junior program sire “Oso”. We feel that he has a lot to offer someone’s breeding program. Lots of potential in timed events. All of his older siblings are good natured, athletic, and very easy to train. Update: This special colt went to a working ranch in Kansas. He… Continue Reading

Hawk

Hawk

2013 black AQHA gelding, Black Hawks. This is a super cute gelding that really wants to be gentle and please you when he works. We got him from the “Come to the Source Sale” as a stud prospect but thought he would be a better gelding and he is making a nice one for sure.… 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

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

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

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

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

Bee

Bee

2003 AQHA gray mare, Tillmans Rojo Jackie. Bee was a little thin when we brought her home after buying her many years ago and it took us a while 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.… 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

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