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 artwork and 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 the majority of their time 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 breeding programs and bloodlines related to the various colors present in our breed. My articles currently appear in our breed journal, 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.

I maintain two educational websites about color in the Morgan breed: Morgan Colors and the Silver Dapple 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 most 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 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


June 2022- Thunderous (KS Bluestem The Old Guard x Coral Forest) has been in training with Larry Poulin since October of 2021. Thunder quickly picked up ground driving and progressed to driving in a confined area. Now Larry has him out and driving around the farm. Shortly before this was taken Thunder had kept his cool when another horse got loose and came careening towards them. Good Boy, Thunder! Thank you Larry Poulin for the careful training you are giving Thunder, and to Kate Cabot for your leap of faith in purchasing our boy in 2020 when he was just a few weeks old. We are so excited for Thunder's future!

June 2022- Our other 2020 foal, Conjured aka Ariel (KS Bluestem The Old Guard x Positively Charmed), with Anna Novaria, daughter of owner Jen Poulin Novaria. THIS is why we do what we do! Thank you Jen for the pic!

March 25, 2021- Today I had a great visit with Jodi Hanger Thorpe and her three kids.  Jodi, her Mom and sister breed Morgans at their Moonridge Morgans in Preston, ID. Jodi's husband is taking a class in Atlanta, so the family turned it into a road trip. As always the Morgans loved having visitors, especially Leelee who was her usual love sponge self. Thank you so much Jodi for a very fun visit!

Site updated:  July 12, 2022
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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