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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Crowd Catcher is a Crowd Pleaser

Crowd Catcher is a crowd pleaser – Everyone loves “CC” at the farm and are spoiling her with apples, carrots, and lots of rubs and pets 🙂

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Update on Our “Kid”

Snowdance Kid was a horse for sale at Bits & Bytes Farm when he was purchased by Beth Hutchison in October of 2006. We are happy that after four years he is still enjoying cross-country jumping! We are proud of this pair! We look for lots more great Snowdance Kid Success Stories.

Knight Villain - Sixth Anniversary photo

Gentle Brave Knight Villain

Sixth Year Anniversary update for Knight Villain. He’s sound, whole, happy, fat, and loving his life as a full time trail buddy. He’s kind and gentle with everyone, loves to give “pony rides” to visiting kiddies, yet still turns it on for me out on the galloping track in true race horse fashion. I think he’ll never forget he’s a champion.

Great Games arrives in the dark of night

Great Game Arrives

From the cold dark depths of the Bangor Maine night….with the chill 38 degree wind blowing on a night as dark as dark—only a half moon shining feebly high in the sky—–a trailer pulls in. . . Great Game has arrived!

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Riding Triple Lindy in the Single Digits

It had been three years since Anne had ridden when she got on her newly off-the-track Thoroughbred filly – Triple Lindy. It was nice to be able to sit in a saddle and hold the reins and just enjoy the ride and the view from above!

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Buying an OTTB Can Raise Eyebrows

Amanda experienced what a lot of buyers of off-the-track Thoroughbreds experience – negative comments from people who know nothing about OTTBs. She was told inaccurate and totally ridiculous stories about what to expect from an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

Melanie and Bubba celebrate their first year together

Lynn’s Vision – SOLD! July 2008

SOLD! Congratulations to Melanie Eberhardt of Canton, Georgia! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: Bubba” is the kindest gentlest horse in the world. He is turning four, and still growing but already he is 15’2 hand high. He is clean legged and very well mannered. He is easy to handle on the ground.…

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Brett’s 2010 End of Year Wrap Up

Hi Barry & Elizabeth! So, here’s the Brett and Judi end of year round up:  first place at our first ‘A’ show, fourth out of 27 in our first hunter classic-with a score of 80 in the first round, 76 in the second. Our divisions the largest in our local show association-usually 20-26 in our…

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Stevie Loverboy – A Bit of Advice Can Bring New Inspiration

Elizabeth, thank you again for the amazing lesson this afternoon. It was remarkable how quickly Stevie Loverboy calmed down and got to work. He just visibly relaxed and his demeanor changed within a minute of you working with us. I feel like we accomplished more today than we have in the last month! It really reinforced…

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New Experiences Bond “Gus” and New Owner, Bonnie

                          I am sorry that it has taken me such a long time to get back to you. We have been extremely busy with horse shows and there are just a lot of horses to ride! We love it though and “Gus” (i.e.…