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!

Imatexan fox hunting in Georgia

Hunting in Reverse

Wow. . . What a day. I had my doubts when we went out but by the end of the first run I knew Imatexan was going to be great! In hindsight, I probably should have picked a better fixture.

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“Max” Needs a Little Reminder from Time to Time

A quick update on “Max” (Maximum Impact). He is doing well and is putting on some weight again. I tell you what – that “girlfriend” is about to drive us nuts because she goes into season and he goes batty because that is his lady…no other horse can get near her. And she is just…

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Engage the Mind First . . .

No training of a racehorse to a jumper/dressage horse/trail horse–western pleasure or whatever is possible until you gain a hold on the mind and heart and confidence of the animal you are working with because end of the day—like us, their minds control their muscles and how they are used just a surely as ours do. All you have to do is remember the last time something terrified you to equate. . .

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Fuhrluck aka “Seven” Still Lucky in 2010!

It’s been a long time. I just wanted to share a couple of photos of Fuhrluck aka “Seven” with you. As you can see he’s looking great! I still regularly keep in contact with his new owner, Dayna and I see him whenever I’m back in Ohio. I can’t imagine a happier, more loved horse.

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Austin’s Wolf is “Reserved” at Seven

Hi Elizabeth and Barry, We did our usual Hunters on Saturday and Equitation on Sunday, doing well in light of the fact that riding has been hit or miss for a couple of weeks due to work and weather.  Despite only getting in one ride this week leading up to the show, Wolfie was a…

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Barbo Gettin Down and Dirty at his New Digs

Barbo is doing great! I think he really likes it at the new farm. He has about 20 acres to run around on and a lake as well….which I know he has been wading in on the warmer days because he comes in all dirty from his belly down…lol. There are several horses that he hangs out with…I don’t think he is the boss though, but does have buddies.

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Ain’t No Big Bad “Bear” ‘Round Here!

I got accepted into vet school at University of Tennessee Knoxville. I am very excited to take this next step in my life, but nervous too, and a little sad to be leaving undergrad and Cookeville behind. As long as “Bear” aka Got Um Smoke Um, is with me though, I can be happy! I…

Atlantic Ridge and new mom Salisa

Cantering with Confidence

I am cantering again! I have really created a bond with Ridge, and together we are really doing well! He has been a very good boy. I have my confidence back, and am feeling comfortable enough to canter again.

Callie's Wright - December 29, 2011

Callie’s Wright at Home

Callie’s Wright arrived safe this afternoon! I called Michelle to let her know that she arrived in perfect shape and that I really like her, she seemed very pleased! She told me to keep her updated and to call her if I came across any questions as I started working with her! The company that transported her (Tapp) was wonderful! They were very nice and professional to work with and were reasonable with their rate!

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Who’s Cindy Sue is Now 17 Hands!

Hi Elizabeth, I wanted to let you know how Who’s Cindy Sue aka Quinn is doing, it has been awhile. We had a great summer this past year, we went to many schooling events at the elementary level and Quinn did fantastic. She is very willing to run and jump high, so we have been…