walkLEX: Flying Horse of Gansu

In 2000, the Kentucky Horse Park hosted an exhibit that was acclaimed worldwide: Imperial China (the art of the horse in Chinese history).

As a gift to the host city of Lexington, the Chinese city of Xi’an (and Shaanxi province) had shipped to Lexington (at Lexington's $15,000 expense) a replica of an1,800 year old Han dynasty sculpture. The city placed it in a plaza across from city hall at Main Street and North Martin Luther King Blvd.

The Flying Horse is the official symbol of tourism for China and has become a fixture in downtown Lexington (except for the year that the leg broke and repairs cost the city $38,000).
Fear not: the horse should be fine. Seth Tuska, of Lexington's Tuska Fine Art Studio and Foundry, did the repairs.