Sunday, June 5, 2016

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK






To celebrate our anniversary, Sweetie and I drove down to Lexington, KY to the Kentucky Horse Park. 





It was a good visit.  I love seeing all the horses in the Breeds Show (Welsh Cob, Lippizanner, Norse Vann, Romany something, American Quarterhorse, etc.).


















I liked seeing the ferrier shoe the horses and talk about how it works to do that - just like trimming and filing your nails only with larger instruments.  Takes a big guy to shoe a big horse!















Draft horses, pleasure horses, two museums, a small art show and plenty of horse sculptures around the park grounds kept us busy most of the day. 











The grounds are nicely done outside the barns and show rings with a stream running through the front of the property and some stone walls and arches.
















Here's me, doing my Edith Ann impression.  If you don't know who that is, then you are too young to remember the old Laugh-In show and Lily Tomlin's skits.  















Wildflowers allowed to grow.
















See you next time...







8 comments:

Sadami said...

Wow, what wonderful photos, Rhonda! Thank you very much for sharing them all. Best wishes, Sadami

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

great pictures. You look so happy. Happy Anniversary!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very jealous :)

love your shoes :D

debwardart said...

OMG - you must paint that final photo! What a fantastic painting it would make!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Great post! What an interesting and colorful place to visit. Looks like you had a wonderful time and may I add my congratulations to you and Jerry.
Edith Ann...What a great series of sketches! Showing my age, but what the hay! No pun intended!
Have a nice week.
Sincerely,
Gary

E.M. Corsa said...

Edith Ann! Had me laughing this morning. Thanks for that!

Deborah Nolan said...

Great photos- Looks like my kind of day. I hate to admit it but I am quite familiar with Edith Ann. :) Congratulations to you and Jerry. Looks like you had fun. Hugs!

RH Carpenter said...

Glad you all enjoyed the photos :) And thanks for the congratulations = 21 years!! It's okay to remember Edith Ann - and that's the truth! ha ha

Jennifer Rose, thanks for noticing the shoes - in person, I get a lot of comments on them - they look like white sandals with paint splashed all over them. I have another pair that are white with black (ink) splashed all over them :)

We are spreading out the Anniversary fun through the whole month :)