SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Robin Schumacher has made a living doing the only thing she says she knows how to do: paint.
The one time state sign painter, is now making a living painting and selling lawn jockey statues. The mold, which she buys from Mexico, is custom painted by hand.
She says she can paint a jockey in 3 hours, using oil-based enamel paint, and sells them for $650 each.
All the jockey statues at the Saratoga Race Course is Robin’s work. On Travers Day, she spends the day at the track – ready to re-paint the jockey silks on the statue the minute the race is called.
Her next project? Creating a mold for a female jockey!