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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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.

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Blind Friend Introduces Trail Riding to Little Silic

Little Silic (aka “Shaman”) LOVES going out on the trails with his friend “Rox”, who is incredible. It’s amazing that he has no eyes and is teaching “Shaman” not to be afraid of anything. My friend Lee, is the proud and humble owner of “Rox.” It has been quite a journey for both of them…

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Mr. & Mrs. “Max” Impact Herd

It has been so hot down this way that “Max” (Maximum Impact) has been getting a break. The humidity and the temps have pushed it where it was like 103 degrees. So until it cools off “Mr. Max” is having a vacation but as soon as it cools off he will be getting back into…

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Barnwoodbo – SOLD! September 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Noelle McGill of Salvisa, Kentucky! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: “BO” is a 2003, 16.1 hand, grey gelding. He has no vices, and he is up-to date on everything — just got shod and wormed last week. He is very kind with great ground manners and he is very easy…

Tax Hike - Thoroughbred sold by Bits & Bytes Farm

Take a “Taxi” to School

Tax Hike was awesome at the show. It was her first time in this environment and she was very well behaved. Cait’s been taking lessons at our place or across the street once a week but opted to go to the show without any coaching. She has so much confidence in this horse. Anyway, they were an awesome pair, did fabulous and had a ball. They got a first and a third.

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Amy’s Best Buddy Checks In

We still do plenty of ground work, lunging, etc. He has got the best personality of any of my other horses. He is just like a big kid. Loves people, and boy is he nosy! He wants to know, and be in the middle of everything you are doing, and he’s not afraid of anything, which is nice when you are on the trail with him and something runs in front of him, or blows by him.

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She’s Going “Hollywood”!

Hollywood Vic is getting taller and enjoying lessons with mom, Cheri.

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Our Girl is Working in 3rd Gear

I have no intention of training anything but a fire breathing diva…..I just don’t think she realized it. She is truly magnificent…I have been waiting for the day when I could start to let her out again and have her understand the difference between race horse and riding horse…..to let her breathe just a bit of her fire again…..now we start….and to tell you the truth…..it has been a very very long time since I have been able to share a horse’s world with them like this. It is always such a priviledge and an honor to be graced with the affection of a horse…esp one of her caliber.

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New Focus on Jumping Brings out the Best in Irish

Irish is doing wonderfully! His trot has come a long way and is incredible – forward and flowing. We are now working on his canter. Trying to convince him to use that BIG hind end of his! He’s getting it! I decided to jump him for the first time to see if I could find…

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Yada’s Making Friends

Yada Yada Yada is doing very well! I’ve been riding her and she’s doing great! I’ve trotted her over some poles, worked on some leg yields and she’s having a great time!