Kentucky Horse Park
year in our travels we stopped in Lexington, Kentucky. There was an RV park
advertised at the “Kentucky Horse Park.”
It sounded like a good place to look around and it was.
It is a big tourist attraction and I
had never heard of it. There is a lot to do there, with pony rides and back
woods trips. But I found the most interesting part for me was the museum with a
history of horses and racing in Kentucky.
into Lexington the first thing I noticed was “Man ‘O War Boulevard!” Hot diggedy d dog. From my early school years
Man ‘o War was my favorite Kentucky horse.
He is buried right there in the Horse Park, I got to visit his grave. I have no idea why, but it sure meant a lot
owned a horse. (I am smiling here.) In my mama’s final years I asked, “Mama,
what kind of horses did you and daddy have?”
She looked at me kinda odd, like her saying of, ‘A cow looking at a new gate!’
“Son, we never had horses. They were
for folks ‘up in the papers.’ We had matched Roman Nosed mules. They could plow
all day then pull the wagon to Town, Horses couldn’t have done that.”
that REAL cowboys didn’t ride them, and they don’t run in the Kentucky Derby!
But she gave me a little schooling about farm life. I could have used much
more. I think we all, who have lost senior family wish we had learned more.