The Kentucky Horse Farm is located in Lexington, Kentucky and was open to the public in 1978. This farm is dedicated to the history of the horse and man’s relationship with the horse through out the ages. They have two museums; my favorite was the International Museum of the Horse. The farm houses up to 2,000 horses at times of special events and they offer various attractions through out the year. The day we were there, we saw three attractions, the Hall of Champions, The Parade of Breeds, and the Draft Horses. The Hall of Champions provides stalls and care for retired champion thoroughbreds. A couple of the horses brought out for viewing were Da Hoss, the pretty chestnut horse (harness racer) and Funny Cide (Kentucky Derby winner), the one with his tongue hanging out. The Parade of Breeds showcased various breeds of horses from around the world and explained the history and purpose of each particular horse, all gorgeous. The Draft Horse exhibition displays the largest and strongest of the horses. The size of these animals is beyond belief, true giants. The largest one was over 2,000 pounds and 18 ½ hands high.
The Kentucky Horse Farm has a convenient and very nice RV park adjacent to the farm, so we stayed there for a couple of nights.
We enjoyed our visit to the state of Kentucky very much. There are many things to do there, the state parks are very lovely, and the state overall is very attractive. I highly recommend a trip to Kentucky