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, which my grandmother gave me. 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. 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 bloodlines related to the various colors present in our breed. My articles have appeared in The Morgan Horse magazine, 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've enjoyed editing the Rainbow Morgan Horse Association newsletter since 1996, and have 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, as well as our canine companions Jackson, 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


On January 5, 2015 I found Maddy down in the pasture. Never a colic "problem child", I knew this was serious. When my vet arrived and examined her, he found a right dorsal displacement of her colon. We could not afford surgery so on the advice of our vet, we gave her heavy doses of pain meds and waited to see if things would go back where they were supposed to. My vet told us (and my reading on the topic confirmed this) that's usually what they do before surgery any way in this sort of displacement, just in case they fix themselves, then you've saved putting them through surgery. We kept watch all through the night. She was up, and while not interested in food did not seem overly painful. She nickered to me every time I went out to see her, and the last time followed me around and then to the gate. I took a nap around 4 AM, the alarm went off at 5:30. Jim went out to check her before I could get dressed and came back and told me she had passed.

I felt so bad that I was not there, and that I did not just put her down when the vet was there. It upset me to think that she probably was in awful pain. However, her blanket was clean on the side that was up, and the ground was undisturbed, so my prayer is that she went relatively quickly. I suppose if I had put her down, I might have always wondered if she would have recovered. In any event, my beautiful Maddy is at peace now. She is buried near her dam and grandam. I will probably never have a Morgan as beautiful as she was, and I will miss looking at that gorgeous face every day. RIP, my beauty.

Site updated: February 22, 2015

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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