After a series of injuries ended Metro Meteor’s career as a racehorse, Ron Krajeweski gave him a second job as a professional painter.
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When Ron and Wendy Krajewski adopted retired racehorse Metro Meteor, they planned to give him a second career as a trail horse. But a long racing career in which he won $300,000 had taken a toll on the horse’s knees, leaving him with arthritis, carpititis and floating bone chips.
“So I taught him a career that was easier on his knees: painting,” Ron told HN. “Metro now creates abstract art holding the paint brush in his mouth.” An artist himself, Ron paints the canvas a solid color and then gives Metro the paint brush.
After Metro completed his first painting, Ron was thrilled that the paintings looked good. Metro’s paintings now sell for $400, with 50 percent of proceeds going to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to help other off-track Thoroughbreds like Metro find a new home.
Thanks, Ron, for letting us know about Metro. Visit Metro’s website at www.paintedbymetro.com, where you can view available paintings.