Kentucky Horse Park Has "A Gift from the Desert"

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – For thousands of years, humans have had a strong relationship with the horse, be it for travel, for combat, or for companionship. None such relationship dates farther than that of man and the Arabian horse. That's the focus of a new exhibit in Lexington.

A Gift from the Desert started as a simple idea to bring together the world's greatest art and artifacts about the world's first known horse breed, the Arabian. More than three years later, the exhibit at the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse is hailed as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Some of the artifacts have never before left their home countries. The exhibition features some 400 objects from 28 lending institutions.

A Gift from the Desert runs May 29 through October 15.