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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Carmac Jumping Intermediate X-Country Fences

Hey Elizabeth, Thought I would send you a short clip of Carmac and Bill Hoos schooling the intermediate road crossing at Ocala last month! He is such a cool horse, I just love him! Hope all is well! Hope you enjoy, I had a video of all his schooling highlights but it was taking so…

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Dixon’s Chief and Avrispecial Check In

Dixon’s Chief and Avrispecial enjoying life in Georgia.

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Midtown Manhattan – Trooper at Home and Happy

Mattie got to our farm (Fox Stone Farm) around 9:30 this morning and the weather was awful. Her first day with us was a spa day. She got a bath and a pedicure. Mattie was such a trooper, it poured all day and there was terrible lightning. She is such a sweet heart and loves…

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Quite an Event – Blue Ribbon for Joe Bear!

Poplar Place CT schooling show. We arrived and I put Joe in the stall and went to get his hay and buckets. When I got back he was calling out and sweating like I had deserted him for hours. My first thought was, “This is going to be a very bad day…” I took him…

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Bubba Does Dressage

I’ve heard the other folks at the barn talk about those special moments when you and your horse make a huge leap forward, and this past weekend Bubba and I enjoyed one of those precious moments.

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Dreams Do Come True

Having a horse and riding again after many years is a dream come true. I was so lucky to have a wonderful horse growing up, I rode just about every day from middle school through high school. I even was able to take my horse to college with me. When I went to veterinary school, I gave up riding and started showing dogs.

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Reign Day Has a Quiet Rainy Day

I have to say, I’m pretty sure that Reign Day is not very impressed with the climate here in Massachusetts so far–today was overcast and dreary and it rained on and off. He had a very laid-back, quiet, “settle-in” day. I played with him in the aisle, gave him a good long groom, did his carrot stretches and a bit of backing up.

Muchu and Patrick in November 2011

Muchu is a Superstar

“Shu” is the superstar of the barn….Patrick is starting to ride her almost exclusively now with me putting in some training rides to work on leg yielding and shoulder in stuff. . .

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Vilas County Exhibits the “Fun” but “Not So Funny” Side of a Clever Thoroughbred

… last week I came home after work, driving down the drive way and who was coming cantering towards me…Vilas…we have a xc-jump included in our pasture fence line and all the time we haven’t had any problems, but just till last week. So he decided that the grass was definitely greener on the other side and just jumped over it.

LIght Artillery galloping on the beach

Galloping on the Beach or Riding Like the Wind

Maverick (Light Artillery) and I have been unstoppable over the last year and a half! We have sorted cows, stormed over the hill country terrains, rode the flat ranch lands, and one of our most favorite adventures now is beach riding! We do a lot of high demand up beach riding, but I’d have to say our most meaningful times are spent either bareback under a blanket of stars reins loose over his neck walking a dirt road solo or spent just out in the pasture.