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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TK’s Turn Turns Up For Dinner

TK (TK’s Turn) is such a character – he figured out that my appearance often means dinner or at least treats, so he comes right up to check. He sticks his head through the tack room window while I’m getting dinner ready. He gets along great with Cor (Cortableau) and Tilla (my Appy mare who…

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“Moose” is the Popular One at his New Home

I wanted to give you an update on “Moose” (Popular One). He is the love of my husband’s life! (next to me, I hope)! My husband, Nick, has never been around horses before. He has been taught how to halter and lead horses and is the one who brings “Moose” in from the pasture at…

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Farmsick for Bits & Bytes Farm

I rode Aly again today after breakfast, and lunged and free lunged him first. He did superbly and my mom was extremely impressed with how quickly he obeys the voice cues for w,t,c while lunging especially. I also rode without stirrups for a good 15 minutes or so just to challenge myself and hopefully keep a good seat even though I am coaching myself.

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No Bouncing on the Trail Ride

Bounced did well on a 9/25 trail ride in the Flint Creek area of eastern Oklahoma, hopefully the first of a few warm-ups for the Hunter Pace in November. He has been working nicely in open pasture at home, but this was his first off-campus experience since coming to Oklahoma. He went willingly, straight in…

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Two Years Off-the-Track! Dr. Kenny Winn

In the two years since Dr. Kenny Winn aka “Kwinn” joined our family, he’s had numerous transitions – 3 barns, 3 trainers, and many new horse friends and routines to adjust to. But, the one thing that he has always been able to count on has been my presence in his life. I’ve learned just how important that is to these horses as I’ve helped him adjust to each new transition.

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Bubba Leaves Bread Crumbs in the Forest

Bubba and I had the best time today! We went on our first trail ride at Bits & Bytes Farm. The other evening Elizabeth and Classic Casey had given us a quick tour as it was getting dark. Today, Andi and Bounced led Bubba and I through all the trails and we loved it! Bubs…

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Behren’s Design – Walks, Trots & Canters!

The first real ride went very well. He walked and trotted without a care in the world. I will be taking Behren to meet my trainer for the first time on the 21st. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks. Read more stories and see photos.

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Leaderboard – SOLD! September 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Melissa Hopkins of Thomson, GA! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: “Leader” a 2003, 16.2 hand, chestnut, Thoroughbred gelding. He is a super sweet and kind horse. If you missed out on “Construction” this is the horse for you. He is very laid back and easy to handle. Our contact has…

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Has To Be Good – SOLD! April 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Melinda Gates of Columbia, South Carolina!                     I have wanted a TB since I was a child showing ponies and he is my first one I have ever owned (I have however ridden plenty!). I have ridden with two nationally known trainers and have…

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Avrispecial – Tight Turns are Tough

Avrispecial is doing very well. I worked him in the round pen on Friday. He was full of energy! He willingly went both directions, the only bad thing he did was kick out at me when he was asked to stay on the rail. I did not make to big of a deal about it…