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!

Joe Bear Dapples Out

Joe Bear Dapples Out

Hey Guys, Just wanted to send some new pics of Joe Bear  from the weekend. I want to get some more of him dry so his dapples show more. They are all down his sides and over his hind quarters! A real dappled bay.

Admiration is All About Being a Sport Horse

Admiration is All About Being a Sport Horse

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for the advice about Huey’s weight gain issues. He’s starting to put on some more weight; he’s still a little ribby but he’s looking thicker through the barrel. I added flax to his feed and have just been making sure he always has good quality…

Is This Normal?

Is This Normal?

Learn how to handle a strong willed horse.

OTTB Carmac Has a Successful New Career in Eventing

OTTB Carmac Has a Successful New Career in Eventing

Carmac retired from racing and in a short while has moved up the through the ranks of eventing to the Preliminary Level with Bill Hoos.

Leader Board’s Racing Videos Sought by New Mom

Leader Board’s Racing Videos Sought by New Mom

Leader Board is doing great and our trainer couldn’t be more impressed with him. He is really a sweet, laid back boy. Which brings me to the question. I think you mentioned that there is a website that has videos you can purchase of his old races. We have recently become very curious how Leader…

First Ride on Gold Commander One

First Ride on Gold Commander One

Dear Michelle and Elizabeth, UPDATE: Attached is a photo, not worthy of posting anywhere, but nonetheless evidence of my first ride. I think the trainer is being particularly cautious. I appreciate her caution, but at the same time, I know Gold and I could be making a little more progress. However, I should not discount…

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby

So I celebrated yet another wonderful year with Irish (Irish Morning Mist) the other day. I brought him his favorite treats and we went on a nice bareback ride with just a lead rope through the pastures.

Lover’s Quarrel Will Escape the Cold in Florida

Lover’s Quarrel Will Escape the Cold in Florida

Hope the new year finds you happy, healthy and well (and warmer than we are here in TN!) Today the high is 20 degrees – too cold for even my backside to get out there and ride. We leave for FL with the horses on Feb 1 for 2 weeks in Ocala – CAN’T WAIT!!!…

Hollywood Vic Is In Hiding

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!

No Complaints on Moving from Happy Fella Alley Flash

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…