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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Callie’s Wright – First Ride!

I couldn’t wait to e-mail you because today’s first ride on Callie’s Wright went fantastic!!! I was very pleased that she moves really good off my leg, so I don’t have to use much hands. We practiced circles, bending, changing directions. . .

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Brett – A Champion at Eight

Just wanted to send you an update. Brett turned eight last Saturday (May 22), and he gave me a birthday present! We were champion in both of our divisions, classes of 14 & 16! He was fantastic! I’ve attached a photo of him with our ribbons.

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Attention Maine Residents – the “Irish” has Arrived

Irish has made it safe and sound to Maine! Everyone was in such awe of his size! He came off the trailer so quietly, went into his stall and immediately drank water and ate hay. Very relaxed. We turned him out and he just walked around. I figured he would need to run and burn some energy, but…

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I Got In Trouble . . .

She wanted an owner…and person to bond and match up with—she and I do—and she was crankyyyyyyyyyy when I “dumped her” yesterday. Well, can’t say I am the happiest about the attitude…..but then again–not always that keen when my wife cranks one up either, but she’s been a keeper for 31 yrs. The one thing you have to appreciate is that the horse may have been soured on her racing because she didn’t get what she needed…but she is open and responsive to retraining when she does—she doesn’t hold grudges and hasn’t soured on work—she just wants someone to work for…..kind of a touching sentiment from a racehorse.

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Balancing the Body – Vicky, Vicky, Vicky Attends Clinic

Vicky Vicky Vicky and pal Alchemy recently attended a dressage clinic with Stephany Fish

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Shamuuu Makes a New Friend

                    Just wanted you to know that Shamuuu arrived in fine shape. He was quiet and happy when he got off the trailer even though he’d been on for a long time. I let him hang out in his stall awhile on solid ground, gave him…

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Finders Chance New Member of the Boys Club

Finder’s Chance whinnies to Jim whenever he hears his voice or sees him coming.

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Dance to the Wire is at Home in NC

Just wanted you to know Dance is home and tucked in his new stall. He traveled very well and arrived in excellent condition thanks to Tapp Horse Transportation! He is as beautiful as his pictures. Thank you both very much for acting as mediators to bring Dance and I together!

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Austin’s Wolf Exhibits a Wicked Sense of Humor

A quick update on Austin’s Wolf a former Bits & Bytes Horse For Sale. He has decided to try living up to his name and dug a hole in the pasture then pretended to be afraid of it when we walked by it under tack. HA! He is spoiled rotten. Our coach came over today…

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Bank(er)’s Holiday is Over

Banker (Bank President) is doing great. His last day of stall rest is today so tomorrow he gets to go out and on Sunday I am going to get on him for the first time.