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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Pulling Shoes No Biggie for “Icy”

Just wanted to brag about Icy again. Yesterday we did a little round pen stuff, and he was very calm. I also pulled one of his front shoes since he lost the other one in the pasture. It takes me a lot longer to pull a shoe than it does for the farrier to do…

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Flame Warms the Hearts of His New Moms

Flame is doing great in his new home! He’s adorable and playful like a really big puppy. Mom and I lunged him when he first got here and seemed to be great! So I saddled up and rode with the lunge line for the first couple days. After I was completely comfortable with him, I…

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Painted Black – SOLD February 2009

SOLD! Congratulations Gayle Weatherly of Tuscon, Arizona!

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Lovely Weather – Lovely Thoroughbreds!

This weather is so wonderful! The boyz (Chilletecaux and Dakota Spirit) have been doing so well. Nancy (the older Ms. Lane) came out to watch both horses go which is great for me given she is such a good ground person. She reminded me not to let Chille get me leading with my body, to keep open to help him stay slower. So easy without someone on the ground and she has such a good eye.

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Hollywood Vic Is In Hiding

After a few seconds, I hear the thunder of hooves behind me, I turn and there is my Hollywood galloping up towards me in the pasture behind me. I said, “THERE YOU ARE!” He looked at me, spun around and ran back up to the door of the barn (that leads to the pasture he was in ) and waited for me! Now how smart is that? He saw me walk by and came to tell me to come and get him! That just made my day, no my week, no my month!

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Top 10 List of Best Things in My Life

The experience of owning an OTTB definitely makes my “Top 10 List of Best Things in My Life” and I encourage everyone to give these amazing athletes a chance to become their partner. Once you win their hearts, there are no limits.

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No Complaints on Moving from Happy Fella Alley Flash

Sorry it has been so long! A lot has happened since I last wrote. In June my husband and I decided that we have had enough of Colorado and moved back to sunny Florida. I was very excited to be near my family and friends again, but this was the most stressful move I had…

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There’s no “I” in Teamwork!

He is such a sweet boy; I am going to have a blast working with him!  

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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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Wise Young Sage – SOLD! June 2009

OTTB Wise Young Sage has been sold to Mimi Falb of San Antonio, Texas. He will begin his second career as an event horse.