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 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

BROOKRIDGE NEWS

It is with a strange mixture of great anticipation and complete and utter terror that I would like to announce that we will- hopefully- have our first foal here in 7 years in just a few days. Not for lack of trying over those 7 years, mind you. Our beautiful Coral Forest (World's Edge Goldoak x Kennebec Topaz) is bred to RG Black Dandy (RG Morgans) and was officially due April 5. Many thanks to Harris and Joanie Grunden for working a trade with me on the stud fee, and my vet Ross Kittrell of New South Equine Medicine for taking payments on his services. And of course- and most of all- to Coral, who took on the first cycle- easily the least expensive breeding I have ever done aside from pasture breeding! It was greatly appreciated after all of Pat's EPM expenses early last year. I am trying to look forward to having a Morgan foal for the first time in a very long time, but I won't stop worrying until it's safely here and all are healthy- and probably not even then!

I check on Coral regularly while she is outside during the day, and this was the scene on the afternoon of April 4. Jim was working on some repairs to the run in shed and of course, Coral had to "assist". She is a character, but then, that's a Morgan for you!

Coral is on MareStare if you'd like to help keep an eye on her. You might even get to see her foaling! This foal is for sale, by the way- send me an email if you're interested!

Site updated: April 5, 2015

BROOKRIDGE MORGANS
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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