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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 05:53 PM

Famed painting horse Metro has died: 'he turned out to be more than we could ever dream of'

A racehorse turned professional artist has died at the age of 15.

Metro Meteor began his career as a racehorse before being forced to retire following two knee surgeries. He was then adopted by Gettysburg painter Ron Krajewski, who had hoped to use him as a riding horse, but the damage to Metro's knees was too extensive.

Krajewski later noticed Metro's frequent head-bobbing motions might lead him into another career path. And by supplying the horse with a paintbrush which Metro would hold in his teeth, Krajewski allowed Metro to begin his new career as a painter.

Metro's paintings drew not only national media attention, but also plenty of patrons: his work sold regularly, and the money raised went towards both Metro's own veterinarian bills as well as towards charities that helped other retired race horses. Over the course of his career, his work raised over $80,000.


"Through long talks with Metro's vet, it was realized that Metro's quality of life had become drastically reduced and he was living in constant pain. The meds we had to give him to treat one aliment, were causing new ailments. There was no way to win, and nothing more we could do for him. Even though he had lived five years passed his original prognosis, and had overcome every obstacle he faced, Metro just had too many obstacles now, and was losing the battle. The heartbreaking decision was made that it was best for Metro to let him go. To ease his pain. Metro was humanely euthanized on March 28th by his vet and longtime friend, Dr. Kim Brokaw. Metro was 15 years old."


Link: http://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/04/painting_horse_death.html

Metro Website: http://www.paintedbymetro.com/home.html

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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 06:29 PM

1. Metro at the easel and canvas.....

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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 07:15 PM

2. I wonder how much his paintings will increase in value since his passing.

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