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 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


April 14, 2023- Fantastical (Callie) has foaled a big buckskin splash colt by the black splash stallion KS Bluestem The Old Guard! "Louis" is 100% Foundation and is available; email me if you are interested. You can see more pictures and info about him on his page here. (photo: Kate Hornick)

March 2023- Coming three year old gelding Thunderous (KS Bluestem The Old Guard x Coral Forest) has been in training with Larry Poulin in Florida since October of 2021. Larry is probably best known for his partnership with the Morgan stallion Kennebec Count and his son Kennebec Russell, as they were the 1985, 1986 and 1988 National Pairs CDE Champions. Thunder's owner Kate Cabot has visited him twice at Larry's place in Florida this spring and got to drive him for the first time!  Thank you Larry Poulin for the careful training you are giving Thunder, and to Kate Cabot for your leap of faith in purchasing our boy in 2020 when he was just a few weeks old. We are so excited for Thunder's future!

October 2, 2022- While it is always bittersweet to see a youngster you've lovingly raised leave the farm, it makes the transition so much easier when you know they're going to capable hands. So when Jennifer Poulin-Novaria expressed an early interest in our Leelee, I knew it would be a great new home for her- Jen already has Leelee's half sister Conjured (Ariel), and loves her. So it is also a great honor that Jen wanted another from my little breeding program. I hemmed and hawed about parting with Leelee for the better part of a year; meanwhile Jen waited patiently for me to decide. In the end, with foals hopefully on the way for 2023 and stall/pasture space limited, I asked Jen if she was still interested, and that was that. This morning Jen, her brother Bill and Bill's daughter Morgan arrived. Leelee got her first ever trailer loading lesson which took about two hours- letting her self-load, on and off, on and off, until she was completely at ease with the process. And finally we closed the trailer doors on a very calm Leelee. Off she headed, not even a whinny from her or the other horses, which I was glad about as that is always heart wrenching. THANK YOU Jen - I look forward to future adventures with you, Leelee and Ari!

Site updated: May 4, 2023
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.

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