ABOUT BROOKRIDGE MORGANS
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 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
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
barefoot and in the company of
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
Morgans Project. I enjoyed editing 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
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
June 29, 2017- Our dun mare Lost in a Storm (Stormwashed x Tiger's Silent Saint),
aka "Lacey" is for sale now to help pay for Charli's
bill from her 8 days at UGA with colitis. Lacey is in foal to the
bay splash, Adiel's Snicker Zip, for this October. See more of Lacey on her
June 3-11, 2017-
Our smoky black silver mare Charli had been showing colic signs for a day,
was seen by our vet, and had a fever of 105 when we made the decision to haul her to UGA
Veterinary Teaching Hospital the night of June 3. As my vet had thought, Charli had colitis. She went into isolation in case it was infectious
(testing eventually showed no infectious cause and none of our other horses ever got sick). Her second day there, she stopped eating which created a cascade of problems due to her Metabolic Syndrome. At one point her triglycerides soared to 682 mg/dl and she was a very sick pony
at risk for foundering.
Two days later she was responding to IV dextrose supplementation
and ice boots on her feet daily, and tempted by alfalfa, began to eat again.
Her triglycerides came down to a much more normal 67 ml/dl. Whew!
Thank you to Dr. Hayley Chidlow and all at UGA for their excellent
care of Charli. She is pictured above looking out her stall window
while in isolation (air conditioned!) at UGA. Photo courtesy of Dr. Chidlow.
Eight days later we had our Charli home again but her appetite was
still not the best. We've began treating her for ulcers and I am so
grateful to my friend Erin Lilienthal for the donation of a full 30+
days of Ulcergard! You are my hero, Erin!
March 29, 2017-
What an AWESOME day! Rhonda Barton Bell, my childhood friend and next door neighbor from Fostoria Ohio, tracked me down on Facebook a
few years ago. We had not seen or spoken with each other, except through letters for a while after we moved away from Fostoria, and had
lost track of each other until she reconnected with me on Facebook. She now lives only about 4 hours away in Charlotte NC, and today, on
their way to TX for vacation, she and her husband Jay Bell stopped by the farm. Imagine seeing someone you haven't seen since you were both kids,
50 years ago! What a great visit we had- way too short, but we caught up pretty well :-)
I do believe a trip to Charlotte is in our near future :-) (That's a very fat Roadie with us here.)
Site updated: July 5, 2017
Jim and Laura Behning
75 Glass Spring Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
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