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 love 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
April 24, 2013- I cannot believe
that it has been almost 6 months since I updated this site. It's been a sad winter and early spring.
We lost Jim's Father two days before Christmas, after a long illness.
He was 88 and had lived a very fulfilling life. We also had a most
unfortunate equine loss.
I bred my much-loved black mare, Avondale Sweet Rosie, to my "heart
horse", Gone Gold (aka "Roadie") last May. This was a
long anticipated foal for me, literally almost a decade in the
making. Tragically, Rosie lost the foal
at almost 9 months gestation on February 26, 2013.
It was a black or smoky black colt, no white. His
darling little head was definitely that of a Roadie foal, with that pretty little dish.
He was beautifully put together and so fully formed it looked like he should
have survived, but realistically, I knew it was too early. The cause was ascending placentitis.
I have created a memorial page for "Vigil", which can be seen by clicking here.
I painted this watercolor of Rosie and my hoped-for foal
last summer (2012), shortly after Rosie was confirmed in foal. You can see what color of foal I was hoping for-
and that is exactly what I would have gotten.
The painting hangs at the base of the stairs, a reminder of the
beautiful colt who will remain a dream that was sadly, not meant to
Rosie's last live foal was the 2011 palomino filly, Edgefield Ivory Rose. Through the kindness of her breeder
Char Cook of Edgefield Farm, "Ivy" has joined the herd at Brookridge. You can see more of
on her page.
Jim and Laura Behning
75 Glass Spring Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
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April 24, 2013