Rocky Bear & Elizabeth

Rocky Bear and Bits & Bytes Farm owner - Elizabeth

This Web site was created to tell the stories of the Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds Bits & Bytes Farm has sold. The Mission of Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

When a horse is purchased with the assistance of Bits & Bytes Farm, we require the new owners to stay in touch and provide us with updates. These updates are posted on our Success Stories pages so that the sellers of the horses know that their horses are doing well and have not gone back to racing or been slaughtered. The sellers care about these wonderful Thoroughbreds and they too enjoy reading about their horses' successful new careers. They often call or e-mail to thank us for finding a home for a horse they bred or trained. To learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and our mission please visit our Web site at: www.BitsandBytesFarm.com.

Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page, YouTube channel, websites and G+ page to learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and the Thoroughbreds we have found second careers for. Links are at the top of this page. Enjoy!

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Cadence Steps Up to First Show Challenges

I am so proud of Cadence! He was a trooper…after a very rocky start. It took four people two hours to load him on the trailer, which is completely out of character for him because he usually walks right on. This was the first time he’s ever seriously challenged authority, but in the end he did get on. He just was in a very sour mood – charging, throwing his weight into people, even after lunging…finally had to have one of my trainer friends put him in his place and then he loaded. On the return home, he loaded on the second try, no problems.

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Nothin’ Much Rattles “Huey’s” Chain

Wanted to send some quick pictures we took over the weekend of “Huey” aka Admiration, since I’ve been promising them forever. This canter is the first time we’ve really cantered – I’ve let him gallop some just to get some energy out, but this time he actually sat back and collected. It was wonderful! As…

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Home Sweet Home for Dixon’s Chief

                            Dixons Chief arrived about 10pm last night. He is a cutie! His pictures did not due him justice! Where I have my boys at there is a very narrow one-lane road that leads to the barn, so I had the shipper…

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To All My Wonderful Friends at Bits & Bytes Farm

I just wanted to write and say how extremely happy all you guys have helped to make me since I have been here visiting and Aly of course since the whole time he has been here. We both owe all y’all much more than you know. It has been so uplifting and cheering to see…

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Fast Commander at Home Lovin’ to be Loved

                        I wanted to let you know that Fast Commander arrived in Colorado Springs this morning and seemed to make the trip without any problem. He did look somewhat suspiciously at his new surroundings before deciding to come off the trailer but now appears…

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Thoroughbred Wins Hunter Derby at Palm Beach Horse Show

Wolfie had another great weekend at Palm Beach. When Josh gets home I will get you pics….
We did Hunters on Saturday – including our first ‘Hunter Derby’; and equitation on Sunday.
He did well both days and we have more three colored ribbons!

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“Shaman” aka Little Silic Digs New Wheels

I some pictures, I’m sorry they are not glamorous, but we were trailer training. “Shaman” (Little Silic) needs little of trailer training, he was great. He is doing much better too, he has gained some much needed weight, I am so happy he is looking better. He is eating orchard grass hay for $40 per…

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First Ride on Icy went Very Very Nicey

                              Just wanted to let you know that Georgia had her first ride on Icy last Friday. She had not ridden in a while because of the situation with her previous horses, so she was a little nervous. He was so…

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Amanda Meets Allegiant

Amanda meets her off-the-track Thoroughbred Allegiant for the first time. It was our pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Allegiant during her first week off-the-track. We are happy to help any of our buyers with their new purchase.

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Schooling Shows and New Digs for Cadence

In December we competed in a schooling show, which was very good. We made our First level debut with scores in the 60’s. In March, we rode in another show. We rode Training Four and First One and Two. Scores were not the greatest because we were having an off day.