The horse is an American icon! It races gracefully, performs heavy farm tasks, can do tricks and, if television is to be believed, may even talk. But only one is an accomplished painter.
Meet Metro Meteor, a 10-year-old thoroughbred bay in rural Maryland, is enjoying singular success. Within just months of applying his first brush stroke to paper, he is juggling requests for public appearances, weighing endorsement offers and earning thousands of dollars for his work.
Since giving up the track, Metro has begun a successful painting career that has netted about $20,000 in four months.
Metro was a turf sprinter who competed at Belmont Stakes and the Saratoga Springs Horse Show until his knees gave up. Metro’s owners donate half of Metro's earnings to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.
Here are some of his paintings.
Inspiring, isn’t it?