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!

Gold’s Anatomy – SOLD! March 2009

Gold’s Anatomy – SOLD! March 2009

SOLD! Congratulations to Leslie Hempleman of Flagstaff, AZ Here is his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: “Goldie” is a 2004, 16’1 hand chestnut gelding. He is clean legged with no vices. He is sound and hasn’t run fast enough to injure himself. The guy who broke him said he was one of the smartest horses…

Ides Pride is Sadly Offered For Sale

Ides Pride is Sadly Offered For Sale

Ides Pride is sadly offered for sale by her owner.

“Max” Needs a Little Reminder from Time to Time

“Max” Needs a Little Reminder from Time to Time

A quick update on “Max” (Maximum Impact). He is doing well and is putting on some weight again. I tell you what – that “girlfriend” is about to drive us nuts because she goes into season and he goes batty because that is his lady…no other horse can get near her. And she is just…

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Enjoying Life After Racing

We had a perfect day today (weather) and both horses took full advantage of it on the soft ground. Thought you’d enjoy seeing Taxi with Cait’s other horse, Pepper. We’ve never had two horses lay down together like this. We were working on the fence near them so after seeing if we needed any help they decided to crash.

Trail Riding Triple Lindy

Trail Riding Triple Lindy

Lindy and I took our first of many long trail rides cross country. I’m guessing it may have been a first for her since she looked at everything. We rode up and down the hills, through the fields and on the trails through woods for about two hours. It was wonderful!!! She was very brave and very honest– no silly or thoughtless moves 🙂 Lindy learned about stepping over logs and by the end of our ride she was a pro.

Wise Young Sage is AWESOME!

Wise Young Sage is AWESOME!

Wise Young Sage is AWESOME! Everywhere I go I feel like I’m with a celebrity. People literally stare at him with their jaws dropped all oohing and gooing over his beautiful floating trot & rocking horse canter. He has amazing potential to be competitive at the highest levels in eventing.

Bato Loco is Tops on his New Mom’s “Honor Roll”

Bato Loco is Tops on his New Mom’s “Honor Roll”

Here are a few pictures of Loco in black tie… He is so dark now; we may start calling him “Tux”! He has put on a few pounds and has built some new muscles. Loco is absolutely wonderful to train. He tries so hard. He is using his hind end more and collects well for…

“Qu” was a Good Boy This Christmas!

“Qu” was a Good Boy This Christmas!

Hope everyone made it through the Holidays alright. The horses must have all been very good because Santa left 20 lbs of carrots for them! “Qu” did not know what a carrot was and wouldn’t take a piece until I finally corrupted him 2 days ago. Since he’s a youngster I of course won’t overdo…

Becoming the Herd Leader

Becoming the Herd Leader

Taxi learns who is in charge. When horses first arrive, you tend to want to love on them and let them get away with things. In reality this is the most important time of all. You need to establish the “herd order”. You need to let the new horse know you are in charge and that the horse is not the leader – you are!

Austin’s Wolf Exhibits a Wicked Sense of Humor

Austin’s Wolf Exhibits a Wicked Sense of Humor

A quick update on Austin’s Wolf a former Bits & Bytes Horse For Sale. He has decided to try living up to his name and dug a hole in the pasture then pretended to be afraid of it when we walked by it under tack. HA! He is spoiled rotten. Our coach came over today…