Friday Video from World Equestrian Brands: An OTTB and a Stroke of Genius

Metro the ex-racehorse practices his skills for a new category in the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover. (Not really.)

On the 2nd of February, 794 lucky equestrians across America found out that they’d be taking part in this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover and, as such, playing a pivotal role in demonstrating how game and multi-talented off-the-track Thoroughbreds are. This is seriously good news, not just for those lucky trainers and horses who will get to reap the rewards of the program, but also for supporters and admirers of OTTBs everywhere. The Thoroughbred horse is back in style, baby!

Metro Meteor the ex-racehorse wasn’t quite sound enough to pursue a second competitive career, but that didn’t stop him – or his enterprising owners – from working on a new skill. Check out this four-legged Banksy’s oeuvre – who wouldn’t want a horse who pays his own vet bills?!

With a little help from dad: Metro’s colourful brushstrokes and owner Ron Krajewski’s details make for a fitting ode to the horse’s former career.

Not only have Metro’s paintings funded the expensive management of his advanced arthritis, they have also helped to give his fellow OTTBs a fresh hope. With 50% of the proceeds of each painting benefiting New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, Metro has raised over $80,000 for his four-legged friends.

Soon, however, Metro will soon be hanging up his brushes and retiring with his best friend Pork Chop. If you’d like to see more of his artwork – or even buy an original of your own, and help OTTBs into the bargain – check out his website here.

Go Thoroughbreds!