Brookridge Morgans began as a childhood dream of mine. Like many young girls, I collected model horses; one of my first was the Breyer black stretched Morgan, a gift from my grandmother. Involvement in the model horse hobby eventually led to the real thing- first with a friend's Morgans, and later with the purchase of my Morgan mare Reminiscing in 1984.

The Brookridge ideal is the Morgan of classic "old type". This curvy, full-bodied, pretty headed, unmistakably Morgan horse is reflected in my artwork and equine sculpture and, hopefully, in the Morgans that I breed. I appreciate the older Morgan bloodlines of all families. My training philosophy uses positive reinforcement, which results in horses with incredibly willing and cheerful attitudes. The Brookridge Morgans live the majority of their time outside, as nature intended, barefoot and in the company of the herd. 

I am deeply involved with colorful Morgans and enjoy researching and writing about breeding programs and bloodlines related to the various colors present in our breed. My articles currently appear in our breed journal, The Morgan Horse magazine. Older articles appeared in Simply Morgan, Classic Morgan Admirers, the Rainbow Morgan Horse Association Newsletter, Just About Horses, and many other equine publications over the years. Many of my articles for The Morgan Horse magazine can be found here. Our Morgans are pictured in many books on equine color, including Sponenberg's EQUINE COLOR GENETICS, Lesli Kathman's THE EQUINE TAPESTRY, Jeannette Gower's HORSE COLOR EXPLAINED, Vera Kurskaya's HORSE COLOR EXPLORED and the textbook THE HORSE (Evans et al).

I maintain two educational websites about color in the Morgan breed: Morgan Colors and the Silver Dapple Morgans Project. I edited the Rainbow Morgan Horse Association newsletter from 1996-2016, and also served as editor of the Georgia Morgan Horse Club newsletter. I am semi retired equine artist who sculpts and paints as well as creating eye-catching equine advertising and website design.

My very handy husband Jim built most of our farm himself, including our lovely barn. Our extended family includes the new owners of horses we've owned and/or bred and our canine companion Nellie.

Sit back and relax as you explore our website. I love to take pictures, so there is a lot to look through. Even better, come see our Morgans in person. We welcome your visit, and so will the horses. Give us a call or email today! -Laura Behning

BROOKRIDGE NEWS


August 20, 2023- With Callie gone home and any potential fence conflict issues between she and Charli (the problem child) out of the picture, I was able to move Stony and Charli in a field next to Louis and his babysitter Kyrie. This was the first time the two boys had seen each other up close.Stony was fascinated by Louis. Louis was not as excited as Stony, much to Stony's dismay. He stood at the fenceline just talking to Louis, who after their initial meeting, went back to continue eating his hay. Poor Stony! Both colts are available- for more info and pictures just click on their highlighted names above to go to their pages.


August 2023- Fantabulous (KS Bluestem The Old Guard x Fantastical) had a smooth weaning and gained a new friend- our black Forever Morgans rescue mare, WAR Adikyrie. Louis' dam Callie went home to owner Sara Edmunds. We miss her but her lovely son is a daily reminder! THANK YOU Sara for loaning Callie to us! Louis is available; email me if you are interested. You can see more pictures and info about him on his page here.


August 13, 2023- Today we had a wonderful visit from Kristi Peterson Hoffman and her boys Derek and Daniel from the Philly area. Kristi and I had never met but we know each other from the online game Howrse (International server). Her Mom lives in Florida now and they visit her each summer, so they stopped by on the way home. We are hoping to make this an annual visit! Here is Daniel with our 34 year old stallion Papi.


July 29, 2023- Longtime friends Rhonda Evans and her daughter Cassidy Sutherland came by to see the foals. Cassidy was one of my riding students and boarded her Morgan gelding Alamogordo with us many years ago when we ran a public boarding/training/lesson barn (1986-1997) in Lithonia GA. We've stayed in touch and have visited over the years, even though they no longer live in the Atlanta area. Cassidy is married, has an 8-year-old son, and moved to Nashville TN (thus I lost my best barn sitter!) and Rhonda and her husband Mark moved to the mountains of North Carolina. Here they are visiting with our palomino carrying silver colt Stony, who is for sale.

July 15, 2023- Three year old Thunderous (KS Bluestem The Old Guard x Coral Forest) continues to shine for owner Kate Cabot under the expert guidance of Larry Poulin. Kate spent a week in Metamora Michigan- where Larry Poulin and his wife Linda are spending the summer- to work more with Thunder. By all accounts things went very well and my Facebook feed was full of videos of Thunder, Kate and Larry doing their thing on the awesome CDE course. My baby boy is growing up! Thank you Linda for all the pictures and videos! 

Site updated: September 8, 2023
BROOKRIDGE MORGANS
Jim and Laura Behning
75 Glass Spring Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 385-1240
Click to email us at morgans@mindspring.com

 

Learn more about the very rare silver dapple gene at the Silver Dapple Morgans Project.

 
To learn more about color in the Morgan breed, visit the Morgan Colors website.


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