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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Feeling Blue in Colorado

Fast Commander is a former Thoroughbred race horse who is winning blue ribbons in his new career as a sport horse.

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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.

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My First Ride on Monarch’s Reign

The last time I was on a horse was more than two years ago, so I’m not exactly an expert rider these days! Plus – and I almost hate to add this, because in retrospect it seems so silly – Monarch’s racing history gave me some reason to doubt my first ride would be a smooth one. After all, he had raced twice in his short career, and he’d lost his jockey BOTH TIMES!

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OTTB Saxon Warrior Arrives Home Safely!

                        Saxon Warrior arrived savely at the farm and is enjoying his small pasture turnout. He was immediately quiet on the pasture and never started running. He is a very sweet boy with a great personality, and he really likes people and other horses!…

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OTTB Outflankem aka “Ronnie” Changes Careers

The shipper arrived three hours early, and good thing because we had a heck of storm up here during the time he was supposed to get here! “Outflankem” got off the trailer like a pro, and stood like a perfect gentleman. He was in a brand new place, with the wind whipping, and he could’ve…

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One Year Off-The-Track – Look How Far We’ve Come

Amanda and Allegiant have come a long way in one year. Thank you Amanda for showing us what can be done with a little love and a lot of hard work. We are very proud of this young pair. Read more of Allegiant’s Success Stories.

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Best of Both Worlds . . .

Hey now!!! I read the update on Shu in the website—-and it was wonderful………except……Dad Chuck gets the best of all worlds…..lol lol—by playing BOTH the parent and trainer card, he gets to keep on riding Shu as well as Game….lol

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Knight Villain Building Trusting Bonds While Having Fun

Former race Thoroughbred horses, Joe Bean and Knight Villain enjoyed trail riding at a neighboring farm. Joe Bear schooled some cross country fences, and Knight Villain got to explore some new trails and enjoy the sights and sounds of early spring.

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Some Great Firsts

I can now say that my high-strung, drama queen Thoroughbred is calmer than a wild burro! Wanting to introduce Aly to his supposed to be future pasture buddy, the burro,Junior, I held Aly’s halter in the big pasture, while my dad held the burro; I walked up to them, Aly was pretty calm, eager to reach out and meet the burro, the burro was very stolid and looked suspicious, as soon as Aly reached out to touch noses and say hi, the burro wheeled around and freaked out; dad got him calmed down and we tried again several times. Then, Aly being quite laid back through all the ruckus, moved forward again, this time just to munch a piece of grass off the ground, as he did he hit a piece of the siding on the shop and it set the burro off like an explosive! he started backing up and pulling my dad across the pasture Aly, on a medium longish lead, just turned slowly, but interestedly around, as if to say, “wow this is entertaining, what is that crazy animal getting himself worked up about??” Seriously, Aly’s attitude really seemed like that, his eye was relaxed, head down, leg cocked, and totally at ease, in a pasture that, even in a halter, he was freaking out in the day before. I was very proud of my boy.

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She’s Going “Hollywood”!

Hollywood Vic is getting taller and enjoying lessons with mom, Cheri.