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!

Dr. Sidney

Two More Shoes

I just wanted to send another update on Dr. Sidney. He has back shoes on now and is figuring out bending and leg yielding without a problem. I still love his natural balance at the canter and with his hind shoes he has really started to step out and push from behind at the trot and is even starting to figure out that stretching at the feels good.

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Finally a Great Game Success Story

When Patrick and I composed a success story about Muchu, we felt there real success was us just having her here with us and sharing all of the grace and affection that is Muchu. Great Game’s success story has been a tad more complicated…a tad longer to realize…but not one ounce less powerful for me.…

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!

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Allegiant – April 2012

Atlantic Ridge and new mom Salisa

Cantering with Confidence

I am cantering again! I have really created a bond with Ridge, and together we are really doing well! He has been a very good boy. I have my confidence back, and am feeling comfortable enough to canter again.

Dr. Sidney in the pasture

New Shoes for the Dr.

We finally got shoes on Dr. Sidney and he is ready to go, very steady in his first ride this Saturday.

Muchu and Patrick in November 2011

Muchu Cold, Muchu Good

Muchu (aka “Shu”) and Patrick have settled in together beyond my wildest dreams. At this point in time “Shu” has been off the track only 8 months and my son has only been riding the same 8 months, yet they are seamless in their bond. There have been periods when the girls have not been able to go out for a week at a time due to weather, and despite pent up energy, “Shu” always takes care of him the minute he puts his foot in the stirrup.

A June Affair in November 2010

17 Hands on March 17th!

I wanted to let you know how great June (A June Affair) is doing. She’s about 17h now and getting good muscle and weight. We are at our 2nd horse show this weekend (and an A show) and she was Reserve Champion in the low hunters. She will be ready to move up soon and continues to be a joy!

Dr. Sidney in the pasture

Dr. Sidney Settles In at Home

Sidney has officially made it through his first day, I attached a few pics of him in the pasture. He is a bit of a worrier, I can tell that he feels safer in his stall at the moment, he did finally settle in the pasture but stood at the very far end, looking off into the distance, I went down to talk to him and offer water a few times and he was fine about me approaching. . .

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Callie’s Wright – First Ride!

I couldn’t wait to e-mail you because today’s first ride on Callie’s Wright went fantastic!!! I was very pleased that she moves really good off my leg, so I don’t have to use much hands. We practiced circles, bending, changing directions. . .