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 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 the 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 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 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 (scroll down to the bottom).

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. My other passion is creating eye-catching equine advertising and website design.

My husband Jim built much 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 companions Nellie and Sophie.

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


October 28, 2018- Sweetie (registered as SUGAR RUSH - Adiel's Snicker Zip x HCTF Lost in a Storm), left this morning for her new home in Tennessee with Briar Cullaton. Congratulations Briar- we wish you many years of happiness with Sweetie. For the full story, check out Sweetie's web page here.

October 6, 2018-  24 year old Avondale Sweet Rosie once again provided rides to anyone who wanted to try out a Morgan at our 31st Annual Southern Model Horse Convention. Here is Celsie Rae Abelt on Rosie; this was Celsie's first SouthCon. Th temperature soared to 90 degrees but everyone had a great time even though we were all melting by sundown! Thank you to everyone who attended the show and supported it by donating raffle items, door prizes and auction items. A full album of pictures from the show can be found here.

Site updated:  November 6, 2018
Jim and Laura Behning
75 Glass Spring Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 385-1240
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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.

Join the Morgan Colors group on Facebook


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