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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Antioch Arrives in Arizona

Antioch arrived late last night! He is gorgeous even if he is thin and woolly! He began eating hay and found the automatic waterer right away. We are heading over there in a few minutes to try some beet pulp. We will take some pictures when we get there!

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Tough Competition Rallies Phil’s Courage

I have a couple of updates regarding Phil’s Courage. The first update is that I had a buyer for Phil who was ready to write quite a large check and I couldn’t go through with the sale. I broke down in tears and just couldn’t part with him. My husband thinks I have gone insane,…

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Great Game Making Gains

Just got back from my 3rd—count em 3rd ride—and we are still uglyyyyyyyyyy,,,,but we ain’t as ugly as we were yesterday…lol. You know—I got out there and it all just comes back automatically—I don’t have to map out a plan—I remember how to train little—or big greenies—lol–we started working on flexing her poll a bit–giving…

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Tru Native is a SUPER TRUPER!

Tru Native is young and green and he was sore. Now he is a SUPER TRUPER after his chiropractic adjustment.

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Vilas County Thrives with a New, Exciting Career

I have pictures from Vilas under saddle. Actually I just started to ride him again beginning of last week. Since I got him in January he had more or less some time off. He needed to get used to be 24/7 outside, get used to walk on the hilly terrain of our pasture and to…

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Titania: Happy As a Clam in Virginia

I have good news about Titania aka “Ana”! She is fat and happy enjoying life up in Leesburg, VA. I went to visit her a few weeks ago, and she was happy as a clam! She is nice and round, and even had to be put on a diet! She is being taken out for clinics and, hopefully, her first show soon. Her owners are very happy with her, and she seems happy with them!

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“Marvin’s” First Ride – Me Tru(ly) Wonderful

I am totally, completely, crazily in love with Me Tru (aka Marvin). He is everything that Becky said he was…and so much more.

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Judging Dreams Judged Sound by Vet

The vet check went (for Judging Dreams) great BUT they had x-rays done.  So the vet here developed them and overnighted them to the buyer’s vet in Connecticut.  Don’t know the outcome, BUT I wanted to buy Irish Morning Mist no matter what the outcome.  SO he will be shipping here on Saturday!  Can’t wait…

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Mr Inquisitive/Mr. Wonderful – One Year Later

I bought Mr. Inquisitive from you when he was 3 years old last December. He has been such a pleasure. I have been taking it slow with his training since I am in no hurry and he seemed to benefit from this approach. He is an excellent jumper-my trainer loves him.

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A Breeder’s Perspective on Finding Homes for Ex-Race Horses

The breeder of Dakota Spirit and Brat Maverick, and former owner of KO River Crossing, comments on finding homes for her Thoroughbreds after their lives at the track.