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Meet Metro Meteor, The Painting Horse

He's a retired bay thoroughbred who makes about $20,000 off his art every four months. (Not to be confused with Justin the painting horse.)

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This is Metro, a 10-year-old horse from Maryland, and his owner, Ron Krajewski.

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Metro was a turf sprinter who competed at Belmont Stakes and the Saratoga Springs Horse Show until his knees gave out.

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"He is a horse," Krajewski says of Metro's art. "It is what it is..."

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"A painting you can hang on your wall and tell all your friends it was painted by a horse."

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Metro's owners say they donate half of Metro's earnings to the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.

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The rest of his money goes toward hospital bills.

Krajewski told Reuters there is a "waiting list of 120" for the paintings.

The larger acrylics, 20 inches by 20 inches (51 x 51 cms), sell for $850 at the gallery, he said, and smaller cut-down versions, 5 inches by 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cms), are $80.

One of Metro's large paintings sold on eBay for more than $2,000, and bidding for another one on Friday was hovering at $800 with only a few hours to go.

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