R.A. (Ron) Morris

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Little Hills Ranch

Located in the fertile Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico a few miles south of Belen, Little Hills Ranch has been successfully training, showing and breeding quality Quarter Horses, as well as Paints, Palominos, Buckskins and Appaloosas, for thirty plus years.  Focus is on personal, quality attention to our horses and our youth and amateur students. 

R.A. (Ron) Morris, Owner/Trainer

Has been in the equine business over thirty years.  Bred, raised and/or trained horses and riders to AQHA World Show Top 10 placing, Palomino Reserve World Champion, Palomino & Buckskin Championships and numerous state and local year end high point awards.

Holds judge's cards for ABRA (American Buckskin Registry Association) and AHSA (American Stock Horse Association) and has been a member of AQHA Professional Horsemen's Association and the APHA Professional Horsemen's Association since the inception of these two organizations.  To maintain judge certification and stay current on industry trends, attended 2016 judges seminar sponsored by the Color Breed Council.

Has been actively involved in the NM Horse Council, NM Quarter Horse Assocation, NM Palomino Exhibitors Association and the NM Paint Horse Club, holding numerous officer and board positions over the past thirty five years.  Also, is an APA national director for Palomino Horse Breeders of America and serves as an alternate NM affiliate national director for the American Paint Horse Association. Currently, president the NM Paint Horse Club and the NM Palomino Horse Breeders Assoc.



February Special - FOR SALE: Sweetalkin Hottie (APHA 2012 Sorrel SPB mare) by APHA One Kool Krymsun (AQHA One Hot Krymsun X the great APHA mare, Ribbon in My Hair) and out of AQHA Sweetalkin Cinnabar (own daughter of AQHA World Champion Sire Sweet Talkin Chip). APHA Breeders Trust Bronze Nominated. 15 hands. 45 days under saddle. Stands quietly for trimming, worming and shots. Loads and hauls. Should make great all round horse.


We can offer you a training and/or lesson program to help you fit your goals and expand your horizons.


Check out the "Archive" page for prior year news and congratulations and the "Show Pen" page for photos!

We welcome the 2016 breeding season and look forward to the 2017 foals expected out of the broodmares we've recently sold. Best wishes for continued success to the buyers of these mares!


What a great ending to the 2016 show season:

ABSOLUTELY BLONDE, NMPEA Year End High Point Amateur and Reseve High Point Senior Horse with Berniece showing, Reserve High Point 13 & Under with Dustin showing.

WHO INVITED HER, NMPEA Year End High Point Palomino Bred Open and Amateur with Berniece showing.

ABSOLUTELY BLONDE, NM State Fair Grand Champion Palomino Mare. Earning PHBA points in Open and Youth Halter and Color.

WHO INVITED HER, NM State Fair Grand Champion Paint Mare. Earning points in Open Color.

ABSOLUTELY BLONDE, earning PHBA Open, Amateur and Youth Halter and Color Points at the Red Chile Fiesta in Stanley, NM, August 21 - completing her ROM in Amateur Color (unofficial). Also, winning Amateur W/T Showmanship.

WHO INVITED HER, continuing a great year at the Red Chile Fiesta Show, August 21, in Stanley: APHA Open and Amateur Halter points and a win in W/T Amateur Showmanship with Berniece showing.

WHO INVITED HER, earning APHA Open and Amateur Halter Points and W/T Amateur Showmanship Points at the Green Chile Classic Paint Horse Show, July 17, in Stanley, NM, with Berniece showing.

ABSOLUTELY BLONDE, PHBA Mare (Absolute Option X Chapos Golden Honey), winning Open, Amateur, and Youth Color under both judges at the Palomino/Pinto Green Chile Days Show June 26th in Bosque Farms. Shown by Berniece in Open and Amateur and Dustin In Youth.

WHO INVITED HER, Bay Tobiano Mare (By Appointment Only X Chapos Golden Honey), earning APHA Amateur Halter Points at the Spring Salsa Sensation Circuit in Albuquerque in April with Berniece showing.



Stay tuned for updates as 2017 begins..............






 Opportunities Abound......

Training and Lessons - Broodmares and Foals

Focus on the show pen from 4-H and local all-breed shows to national level competition.  We can help you customize a training and/or lesson program to meet your goals.  "All-round" competitive horse and rider teams are our specialty.  Over thirty years experience coaching youth and amateur horse and rider teams to successful show careers competing in halter and showmanship to western pleasure, HUS and pattern classes.  See our show pen photos page for a few of our success stories.

Accepting two students and/or horses for 2017 show season. Call and let's talk about your goals and how to achieve them.

Young horses started and show pen veterans polished.

The foals we have bred and raised are competive all the way from the local to the national level. 

We always have a few, select horses for sale - from prospects to finished show horses.


Ron Morris

PO Box 908, Belen, NM 87002

(505) 417-6167

(located five miles south of Belen, NM on Highway 116)