Have you heard about this ex-racehorse, Metro Meteor?
What started as a head-bobbing thing, turned into a business!
The owners (Ron and Wendy Krajewski) purchased Metro as a first horse for the wife…
As it turned out, not such a great choice for a green rider (especially with Metro’s broken down knees…), but a great choice for this family.
They loved him.
So, taking into consideration Metro’s love of head-bobbing, strong attitude and inability to trail ride anymore, his family decided to put a paintbrush in his bobbing mouth.
Now, Metro’s loving and devoted owner, Ron Krajewski, is an artist himself.
So, he knows a bit about canvases, color, balance and marketing.
I think he helps Metro a bit… but, I don’t care about that because clearly this is a win-win.
Metro has a great home, is an ambassador for OTTBs and 50% of the proceeds of the sale of his paintings goes to help other OTTBs find home through New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.
I pulled this information directly from Metro’s website.
I fell in love with the owner/writer of the website from this line:
“My wife, Wendy, and I had been discussing getting her a horse for trail riding, and here was a free one. Not knowing anything about horses, and how Metro was completely the wrong horse to learn on, we decided to take him home.
We soon found out that we had our hands full. Metro was full of attitude, and himself. He was stubborn, cranky, would kick and bite at you when you tried to groom him, but we thought he was the greatest horse in the world. We just loved him.”
From reading the website, you can get his paintings via this Gallery.
Or on Etsy... (This Etsy store says that they are on vacation at this moment…)
Or sometimes on Ebay – there is one on auction now, click here.
And another on Ebay...
SOMETIMES THERE ARE PAINTINGS AVAILABLE EARLY ON HIS FB PAGE!
Like a smart, social media savvy horse, sometimes, MM notifies his followers about his new work on his FB page!
ALL PURCHASES HELP OTTBs!!
I love this part… MM helps his equine buddies by donating 50% of his earning to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.
Here is New Vocations FB page.
I love that the owners give back.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU WIN AN EBAY AUCTION OR IF YOU PURCHASE A PRINT, CARD… ANYTIHNG! I’D LOVE TO KNOW! SEND A PIC!
HELP AN OTTB, BEAUTIFULLY.
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