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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Little Silic and the Alpha Mare

I cannot begin to tell you what a difference you have made in the both of us in such a short period of time. I no longer have an issue with him planting his feet and not moving to go back in his stall, and you would be proud of me, I have not offered him a treat as a bargaining tool, he remembered your teaching — go in the stall or move your feet ! I have reinforced this the day after you left by doing exactly what you showed me! I think he’s in state of shock because ‘MOM’ went from giving him treats to pinning my ears when I ask him to do something. . .

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Nature – SOLD! September 2008

SOLD! Congratulations to Angela Christensen of Erie, Pennsylvania! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: “Nature” is a five-year-old 17 hand bay Thoroughbred gelding. He has been turned out at the farm. He jogged sound. He has old pin firing on his shins for shin splints. His ankles look good. He is in Ohio…

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Allegiant Visits Bits & Bytes Farm for a Lesson

The lesson was AWESOME!! Alle and I had a TON of fun. Allegiant really enjoys learning how to jump, as do I.

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Snow Days Mean Slow Days for Eleanor’s Groom

The horse (Eleanor’s Groom) is doing great, gaining weight and figuring out his place in the herd. No new bites for a couple of weeks now! He’s happy. My husband (the equine vet, specializing in dental) did a number on him. He had some caps that needed to be pulled and one weird tooth that…

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Grid Works Pays Off When the Fences Get BIG!

Joe Bear and I haven’t been out and about very much in the recent months but I hope to do something soon. We have been working at home with lots of hill work and flat work and I make it a habit to do grid work at least once a week. I recently realized that…

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“Shaman” aka Little Silic Digs New Wheels

I some pictures, I’m sorry they are not glamorous, but we were trailer training. “Shaman” (Little Silic) needs little of trailer training, he was great. He is doing much better too, he has gained some much needed weight, I am so happy he is looking better. He is eating orchard grass hay for $40 per…

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My Home for a Covered Riding Ring!

Well all I have to say is I wish I had a covered arena!! Between the work and weather I have had a hard time with any consistency with “Mac” (Carmac). This being said I’ve decided to do what little I can on nice days that the footing is not horrible and just continue with…

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Putting the Pieces Together

Irish and I have decided to spend one more month training before we show. I’d rather him be 100% confident and so I’m taking it slow with him. He has learned so much and I am just now working on putting all the pieces together.

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Father Nature Meets Mother Nature

Father Nature is all bundled up in his winter blanket, outside enjoying Mother Nature, with his new mother, Angela Christensen.

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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.