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
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
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.
I maintain two educational websites about color in the Morgan breed: Morgan Colors and
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 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 companions
Nellie and Sophie.
Sit back and relax as you explore our website. I love to take pictures, so there is a lot to
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 2, 2022- While it is always bittersweet to see a youngster you've carefully raised and loved 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!
July 2022- Through the generosity of her owner Sara Amerman, Fantastical (aka Callie)
is back at Brookridge on a breeding lease. She is expecting a May 2023 foal by the black splash stallion KS Bluestem The Old Guard. This foal will be 100% Foundation and is available;
email me if you might be interested.
Callie is the first foal of our Coral Forest. This is a September
2022 picture and you can see more pictures
of Callie on her web page here.
June 2022- Thunderous (KS Bluestem The Old Guard x Coral Forest)
has been in training with Larry Poulin since October of 2021.
Thunder quickly picked up ground driving and progressed to driving in a confined area. Now Larry has him out and driving around the farm. Shortly before
this was taken Thunder had kept his cool when
another horse got loose and came careening towards them. Good Boy, Thunder! 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!
June 2022- Our other 2020 foal, Conjured aka Ariel (KS Bluestem The Old Guard x Positively Charmed), with
Anna Novaria, daughter of owner Jen Poulin Novaria. THIS is why we do what we do!
Thank you Jen for the pic!
Site updated: October 20, 2022
Jim and Laura Behning
75 Glass Spring Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
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