Minibikes of the Kentucky Horse Park

These miniature dirt bikes are absolutely ubiquitous at Kentucky Horse Park as easy runabouts when a “full-sized” golf cart would be overkill. (And yes, I appreciate the humor that a tiny golf-cart is the three-row SUV of the horse world.)

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Even these tiny bikes are more commonly seen with two riders—particularly in the vicinity of the snack bar.

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Passengers are invaluable for coffee-handling duties.

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Helmets, mandatory when on horseback, are evidently not à la mode for minibikes.

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Horse Rider on Minibike

I like the juxtaposition on this hunter-equipped English rider atop a very different kind of steed. On the morning of a busy day, she waits for just a moment while her friend stands in line for coffee.

Horse Rider on Minibike