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 the 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 breeding programs and bloodlines related to the various colors
present in our breed. My articles currently appear in
The Morgan Horse
magazine; older articles appeared in 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 edited 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
October 28, 2018- Sweetie (registered as SUGAR RUSH - Adiel's Snicker Zip x HCTF Lost in a Storm),
left this morning for her new home in Tennessee with Briar Cullaton.
Congratulations Briar- we wish you many years of happiness with
Sweetie. For the full story, check out Sweetie's web page
October 6, 2018- 24 year old Avondale Sweet Rosie once again provided rides to
anyone who wanted to try out a Morgan at our 31st Annual Southern
Model Horse Convention. Here is Celsie Rae Abelt on Rosie; this was
Celsie's first SouthCon. Th temperature soared to 90 degrees but everyone
had a great time even though we were all melting by sundown! Thank you to everyone who attended the show and
supported it by donating raffle items, door prizes and auction items.
A full album of pictures from the show can be found here.
Site updated: November 6, 2018
Jim and Laura Behning
75 Glass Spring Rd.
Covington, GA 30014
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