When traveling I am asked where I live, my answer is Louisville, Kentucky, where the Kentucky Derby is run. In most cases, people have heard of this famous horse race. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is internationally known for its thoroughbred horses and the beautiful farms on which they roam. So it is exciting that the American Museum of Natural History has organized an Kentucky exhibit "The Horse" which shows "how nature's most majestic creature has shaped our world."
The Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse (IMH) in Lexington will host this exhibition from October 22, 2011 through April 6, 2012. "The Horse" exhibit consists of six sections: The Evolution of the Horses (showing fossils); Horses and Hunters, Domesticating Horses; The Nature of Horses; How We Shaped Horses and Horses Shaped Us; and An Enduring Bond. The image of the diorama of wild horses is courtesy of the Kentucky Horse Park.
While horse fossils are not found in most of the state, the displays at museum will present some to view. Some idea of how the horse evolved can be seen in the next image.
|Equine Evolution by H. Zell (29 Sept. 2010)|
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