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!

OTTB - A June Affaire at a hunter/jumper show

A June Affair Shows Talent in Alpharetta

I was showing June in Alpharetta this past weekend. June is doing great and getting ribbons in the Adults at “A” shows. She is around 17 hands now and is filling out to be absolutely gorgeous! I have enjoyed her so much and she really seems to be liking her new job as a show hunter.

Win For Morgan Is Better Than Expected

Win For Morgan’s first Success Story: Tall and young was what I was interested in and that’s what Win For Morgan (now known as “Fitch” in the barn) was. That didn’t convince anyone that buying him was a good idea though. The whole “sight unseen” part of buying him made everyone nervous, but then again none of them had talked to Elizabeth but me. . .

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.

Cab - August 2012

Seven Years – 75 Races!

My vet says that this is the kind of racehorse that should be bred, since after 7years of racing, 75+ races he still has the legs of a healthy horse. My only regret is that I didn’t buy him sooner.

Absolute Charm - OTTB

Third Time’s A. Charm

We have had a lot of people wondering just who got our special girl – Absolute Charm.

Let me give a little background to her story first.

Absolute Charm’s new family has had a rough few years. The mother was diagnosed with a terminal neurological disease with no cure. Her husband is a critical care nurse and he searched for every possible solution or possible cause for her condition. The mother grew weaker and weaker until she needed two canes just to walk and she spent most of her time in bed.

In trying to relieve some of the family’s stress, the then 13 year old son took up riding dressage at a local stable. . .

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Lucky’s Mom Got Married

Lucky’s mom gets married! Congratulations Heather!

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Mimi’s Ava Has a Busy First Week Off-the-Track

Mimi’s Ava ran her last race on May 17, 2012. She traveled to Bits & Bytes Farm on May 22. Her new owner Phil Yarbrough rode her for the first time on May 24th.The next day, on the second ride, Phil put his Western saddle on his ex-race horse and took her for a trail ride with another OTTB!

Great Game at her breeders farm in July 2011

Flash From the Past

You know…I was looking back thru some old correspondence of ours back before even Muchu was a done deal and I ran across a couple of little blurbs I just had to share……boy did it turn out to be prophetic…..

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Mimi’s Ava Joins AVA Productions, Inc.

Phil did not know Mimi’s Ava’s full name when he began the buying process. It soon became clear that Mimi was meant to be his horse when her full name turned out to be the name of Phil’s audio visual company – AVA Productions, Inc. Coincidence or divine intervention?

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Anamericansoldier Wins the 3′ Derby at RMI Ocala

Anamericansoldier is doing great. He won the $2500 3’ derby at RMI Ocala last week and all his 3’3’ pre-green classes with Jaime Gibson.