Meet Metro – The Horse That Saved His Own Life By Painting

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Once one of the fastest Turf Sprinters at Belmont and Saratoga, crippling knee injuries end ended Metro Meteor’s racing career. With no chance at a second career as a pleasure horse, Metro was adopted of the track by Ron & Wendy Krajewski.

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Ron noticing that Metro liked to bob is head to get attention, thought Metro might enjoy painting. With brush in teeth, Metro now paints bold colorful abstracts. The sales of Metro’s paintings help other horse in need.

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The artist from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, noticed how the horse like nod his head and thought he might be able to teach him to paint.After training Metro with treats, he began to hand him a paint-dipped brush with which the stallion could splash on a canvas.The resulting paintings have been successful and hundreds of the works have been sold.

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“Metro’s brush strokes are nothing a human can make, because he doesn’t think about what he will do before he does it,” Mr Krajewski told the BBC.

Metro’s paintings can sell for up to $500 (£386) and the funds they have raised have gone towards an experimental treatment, named Tildren, for the knee condition Metro was afflicted with.”Within a few months X-rays showed the bone growth had receded. It has added years to his life,” Mr Krajewski told the broadcaster.

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