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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Who’s Exercising Who?

Then I got an idea, I started jogging around the circle where he normally lunges and kissed to him, he walked after me, but as I directed more energy to him and encouraged him he picked up a trot and followed me right around; we circled, and went both ways, all the while Aly trotting along so briskly after me! Then I thought, oh my goodness this is glorious, and had to try even more, so I veered off, down the pasture, and sped up a bit – he followed right along, tossing his head. We must have played like that for a good hour off and on, and I could tell we both had a blast.

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Vilas County “Places” in the Jumper Class

Off-the-track Thoroughbred, Vilas County won 2nd place in the 2’6″ jumper class at the Poplar Place schooling show. He is now off the the Thoroughbred only horse show at the Virginia Horse Park in Lexington, Virginia.

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Construction – SOLD! August 2008

SOLD! Congratulations to Meredeth Coburn of Roswell, GA! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: Construction is a 2004, 16 hh, chestnut gelding. Clean legged with no vices. He is naturally shod right now and has great feet. He has been trail ridden lightly in a western saddle. He naturally goes with his head…

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My Mail Order “Groom” Arrived!

My mail order groom (Eleanor’s Groom) arrived this morning (after three days standing on the trailer – thank goodness he had a box stall). He’s beautiful and seems to be a lovely mover also. I turned him into the arena for a run and a roll before he went into his paddock. He is calm…

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“Marvin” Takes Care of Dad Too! Learning to Jump as Well

Me Tru’s dad gets his first ever saddle time on an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

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Anamericansoldier Has Much to Be Thankful For

“Soldier” is doing well and the rain rot is clearing slowly but surely. I think we will begin to work with him the first or second week of Dec. He is totally the favorite in my barn already!

Atlantic Ridge and new mom Salisa

Atlantic Ridge is Great

Hi, I rode Ridge again today. He is great. Really nice horse. I am really enjoying him! I attached a picture of us. I am going to do more pics on the weekend. The pics we took on Sunday are terrible. Salisa

Heather's Best was a steeplechaser

Once a Steeplechaser, Always a Steeplechaser

Heather’s Best is great. I gave him about a month off this winter and we have been getting back to work this week. I had planned to lunge him for a few days just to get him back in the mode, but he was so quiet and good, that I just rode him lightly instead.…

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Thoroughbred Does Levade

Great Game has some moves—and power like you wouldn’t believe—I have seen her shift her weight onto her haunches almost to the point of Levade and not even blink—she moves with all the assurance of any warmblood I have ever seen—more so than most thoroughbreds I have ever seen . . .

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Tucks St. Aly and Our Spotlight Stories Page

This is the story that started our Spotlight Stories.