At the Kentucky Horse Park, equine enthusiasts can watch a parade of breeds from far-flung kingdoms.
Visitors to the park are welcomed by a bronze statue of legendary thoroughbred Man o' War, one of horse racing's greatest champions. Twice daily, the park presents a demonstration of selected breeds, from Arabians to Kentucky Saddlebreds, with authentically costumed riders.
The horse has played an important role throughout China's history, from the use of chariots to mounted cavalry. Many of the items in the exhibit have never been seen before outside China.
The artifacts span almost 3,000 years of Chinese equestrian history, including 12 life-size figures from the terra cotta army, created in the 3rd century BC.
Summer visitors to the park will find the relationship between humanity and the horse encompasses many nations and centuries.
A special thanks to WKYT, our CBS affiliate, for shooting this Diversions feature for Sunday Morning.
And, a special thanks to viewer Donna Dixon Woodall, an equine photographer from Georgetown, Kentucky.