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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Eleanor’s Groom Moves “Beyond the Track”

The Groom (Eleanor’s Groom) is today figuring out his first probable snowfall…three inches! Supposed to melt today and we’ll have another week of warm, sunny fall, I hope. I ponied him through the creek the other day, no problem, guess he’s learned from drinking out of the lake! He’s very smart and a quick study.…

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Buying Blind Works Out Fine

Good to hear from you, Elizabeth. I keep an eye on your web site (for fun – love to see the horses) so I know you’ve been busy. I’m attaching a few pictures of Cait and Taxi that I took yesterday. Both are doing great. When we decided to buy a horse sight unseen and…

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Four Year Anniversary for K O River Crossing and His Mom Loui

Wow!Hard to believe it has been four years since I purchased K O River Crossing (sight unseen and just retiring from racing). This past year he has come a long way. Dressage lessons, lots of ground work/riding and many desensitizing sessions with Bob and the “redneck carwash, flags, noodles, hoola hoops and more have definitely paying off.

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Splash Protect aka “Finnegan” is Sadly Offered For Sale

Splash Protect aka “Finnegan” is a 2004 16.1+ hh registered, bay Thoroughbred gelding. He is very quiet and has wonderful manners. He is an incredibly sweet horse who loves to please. I am purchasing a home and simply cannot afford to keep him. This is the ONLY reason I am selling him! He was lightly…

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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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Gold Commander One on the Move to NC

Big news for us – Gold Commander One and the Himes are moving to the Triad area (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem) of North Carolina this Fall.

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Feedback From a Follower

Thank you Ashley and thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of our mission to promote Thoroughbred ex-racers to new careers.

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Focus on the Important Things

We began in the arena with some ground work, where River has made tremendous progress (thanks to you, Barry and Daryleen). He worked so well off voice commands today and moved beautifully. We followed this up by a great ride, working on several dressage patterns.

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Time Well Spent – “Dox” Blossoms

Thanks for your comments on Doxology.  I have to say I’ve put a lot of time into him.  I’ve spent everyday with him since he arrived, building a strong bond and developing trust.  I’ve taken sufficient time for him to recover fully from surgery after gelding,  regaining weight and adjusting to his new life.  Also,…

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Chipawild’s Rollin’ in Clover at New Home

Newly off-the-track Thoroughbred Chipawild learns to be a horse!