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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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Happy New Year from Hollywood Vic

Here are some photos of Hollywood Vic taken a few days ago. He is the happiest I have ever seen him. he loves his herd, has tons of room to run and he runs the other horses around every day! He is indeed the fastest one out there!

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Good As Gold – Even Though Green

Gold Anatomy’s trainer thinks may be ready for beginner novice next spring, although she stresses that he’s too nice to rush so we’ll see.

Trail Riding Off-the-Track Thoroughbred Tillo in Colorado

Tillo – Race Horse to Trail Horse

Tillo is turning out to be an “old soul trail horse”…10,000 feet, he leads 4 other horses across a frozen stream…through chest high willows in a bog! I can’t believe it. He’s not so great in the ring yet but we’re having such a great fall I don’t want to go there yet.

Elizabeth’s Note: Check out the new Web site we have just created for Flying Horse Ranch. It is a great place to have an equestrian event or even a wedding or family reunion. Bring your horses and go trail riding and camp out. Check out the Flying Horse Ranch Web site and give Lydia a call to plan your visit to the ranch.

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OTTB Behren’s Design moves to California

He is doing great. It has been raining here since Friday. It is horrible. I hope to have a dry week so I can get him out.  Yesterday his hind right leg blew up.  I am hoping that is just lack of getting to move around.  He seems to be sound on the leg.  

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The Dr. Is In!

Dr. Sidney has arrived safe and sound and is gorgeous!! So much nicer in person then in the pictures, that neck is to die for!

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Becoming Familiar with a Friendly Ghost

Familiar Ghost is doing very well. What a gentleman! He’s become a pet of the barn and is just the most terrific horse on the planet. I’ll email you more about his progress as well as training questions I have in a later email.

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Buying Blind Works Out Fine

Good to hear from you, Elizabeth. I keep an eye on your web site (for fun – love to see the horses) so I know you’ve been busy. 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…

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Titania: Happy As a Clam in Virginia

I have good news about Titania aka “Ana”! She is fat and happy enjoying life up in Leesburg, VA. I went to visit her a few weeks ago, and she was happy as a clam! She is nice and round, and even had to be put on a diet! She is being taken out for clinics and, hopefully, her first show soon. Her owners are very happy with her, and she seems happy with them!

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New Baby Gives B C Charmer Chance to Be Your Baby

OTTB and former Prospect Horse BC Charmer is sadly offered for sale due to a new baby on the way.

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Wolfie Goes to Wellington!

It was our first time there and Wolfie continues to get better as he gains more experience. This was another sleep away weekend beginning Friday afternoon with schooling. Saturday was Hunter classes in the Adult Amateur classes and we placed in two of our classes with a 6th and a 4th. I am pleased as we continued to improve through the day. Sunday was Adult Equitation day and we really settled and won two seconds, a third and a fifth. We are getting much better at finding and keeping our jumping pace and hitting the proscribed number of strides.

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