So There’s This Horse, and Apparently, It Paints


Swing by eBay, type in the words “Metro Meteor,” and you’ll turn up dozens of listings with color-swirled thumbnails and prices in the “completed” view ranging from a couple hundred bucks to thousands of dollars. Those are bona fide paintings you’re looking at, and the painter — one Metro Meteor — is a horse.

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No, not a painter dressed to resemble a horse, or someone helping guide a horse to conjure abstract images, but an actual paintbrush-in-its-mouth, solo-swishing-on-canvas thoroughbred bay living in rural Maryland.

Ten-year-old Metro Meteor retired from racing several years ago due to bad knees and was adopted by local artist Ron (and wife Wendy) Krajewski. But instead of riding the horse, Krajewski, a local artist, decide to teach it to paint. According to Reuters, he came up with the idea based on the notion that…

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