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!
Has To Be Good – SOLD! April 2008
SOLD! Congratulations Melinda Gates of Columbia, South Carolina! I have wanted a TB since I was a child showing ponies and he is my first one I have ever owned (I have however ridden plenty!). I have ridden with two nationally known trainers and have…
Vilas County Jumps for Joy
Just wanted to quickly update Vilas training progress. He is doing awesome and I introduced him to his first jumps under saddle and I can tell you he loves it! This was his first time ever jumping barrels and the tree. We definitely have to improve his technique with a lot of gymnastics but the…
Lovers Quarrel has Made His Way to Canterway
LQ aka Lovers Quarrel (we haven’t barn named him yet – nor show named him) is doing so well. Got him off the trailer last night and hand walked him for about an hour. What a super boy – so alert, yet very level headed. In the dark, low lights, new place, etc and he…
Easy Going Thoroughbred Scores Big with New Family
Goldie is doing great, and we just love him. Everyone from the shipper to the farrier say they are impressed with how easy going he is. Laura has ridden him several times already and he was just a dream, talk about a stride!
Parked Outside Antioch’s Stall
It has been a thrilling day! We spent the majority of our time parked outside Antioch’s stall sitting in lawn chairs. I feel like I have a newborn at home who I have to watch to see when they poop and drink and eat. He finally laid down for some rest this evening. He was exhausted. He has been eating and drinking.
Cadence Steps Up to First Show Challenges
I am so proud of Cadence! He was a trooper…after a very rocky start. It took four people two hours to load him on the trailer, which is completely out of character for him because he usually walks right on. This was the first time he’s ever seriously challenged authority, but in the end he did get on. He just was in a very sour mood – charging, throwing his weight into people, even after lunging…finally had to have one of my trainer friends put him in his place and then he loaded. On the return home, he loaded on the second try, no problems.
Cadence Blows Town Before Hurricane Ike
We survived Hurricane Ike. Whew. I was able to get Cadence out of town and farther north before Ike hit. He has been enjoying being out in a pasture with several other horses. They’re grazing, relaxing, and enjoying the vacation – while we’ve been without power and water for a while. I was very fortunate and had my water restored on Sunday and power came back last night. Thankfully, I’ve heard from the barn and no one was injured and the horses that stayed are doing okay. Everyone is still without power, but all in good health.
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 from across the country we had no idea it would turn out so perfect. I can’t thank you enough for making this happen.
Nearly Sent to Slaughter – Instead “Max” Brings Joy to New Owner
Matt’s Memo aka “Max” has found a new Mom! She’s a teenaged girl who fell in love with “Max’s” picture on his ad (funny, I can really sympathize with her there), and once she saw “Max”, apparently the feelings were mutual. She gave him a huge hug, and he responded with some gentle nuzzling. We…
Lovers Quarrel Loves Peppermints, Jumping and His New Career and Home!
Just a note to tell you how much we love this new boy – he constantly amazes us with how level headed and sweet he is. Took him out today to the ring and he surprised me that he knew how to longe already! After a bit of W/T/C each direction I then proceeded to…