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, 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
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
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'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
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
This picture of our beautiful smoky black silver mare, Positively Charmed, made the Rainbow Morgan Horse Association's 2015 calendar! The top 12 photos
won their spot in the calendar by member vote. We are very honored! The calendars are
beautiful, and there are still a few available. They make great Christmas gifts! For details,
go to the Rainbow website.
October 4, 2014- Our annual fall event, the Southern Model Horse Convention, has been held here for 27 years.
SouthCon was designed as a way to promote Morgans to model horse hobbyists. We always have a Morgan available for rides.
For the past 20 years this was my gelding Patented. Unfortunately Pat came down with EPM this year. Rosie became our new
"pony ride" horse and she certainly rose to the occasion,
carrying everyone, beginner to experienced, safely. Here she is being groomed by some of the show attendees prior to being ridden.
Dedre Rogers had not ridden in years due to a due to pain from a ruptured disc in her back.
Still, she wanted to ride. Rosie was very careful, and walked like she was on eggshells.
July 21, 2014- My friend Lesli Kathman's brand new book, THE EQUINE
TAPESTRY, arrived today. It is a beautiful book about color in
horses, chock full of easy to understand text, photos and diagrams. Lesli included a personal note to me on the title page. I am honored and humbled, Lesli. THANK YOU.
Five Morgans that I bred or own are pictured in the book, including Avondale Sweet Rosie (dappled black, pg. 9),
By Starlight (very pale flaxen chestnut, pg. 19), Gone Gold (palomino, aka "Roadie", pg. 27),
Kennebec Topaz (buckskin, pg. 27),
and Positively Charmed ("Charli", smoky black silver, pg. 44). A photo I took of Kathleen Fisher's splash mare,
Journey's Made to Order, is also included. So, Morgans are very well represented
in this book! (I am fortunate to have owned
and bred so many interestingly colored Morgans!)
You can order your copy of THE EQUINE TAPESTRY on Amazon.com here.
November 29, 2014
Jim and Laura Behning
75 Glass Spring Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
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