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!

What Every Woman Wants – a Great “Groom”!

What Every Woman Wants – a Great “Groom”!

I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with my “Mail Order Groom”. He is beautiful, and seems very quiet and sane and very sweet! I’ve not done much with him as he seems a little stiff and footsore (my farrier has also trimmed him), just some ground work, a little lunging…

OTTB “Maverick” Hits the Trails, Herds the Cattle, Hollers at Mom and Has a Great Life

OTTB “Maverick” Hits the Trails, Herds the Cattle, Hollers at Mom and Has a Great Life

It’s wonderful to be home! The weather has been amazing. The mornings are chilly. The days clear blue skies! Oh wow! Horse weather if I’ve ever felt horse weather! I know I’ve sent just little updates and some pictures here and there since I’ve been home, but the last two weeks have been jam-packed! “Maverick”…

Mr Inquisitive/Mr. Wonderful – One Year Later

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.

“Loverboy” Likes Swimming with the Ladies

“Loverboy” Likes Swimming with the Ladies

Off-the-track Thoroughbred Stevie Loverboy likes trail riding and swimming in the lake with the girls.

(The) Bank President Loves Jumping

(The) Bank President Loves Jumping

Bank President aka “Banker” has had a busy summer of training in his new life and we finally did our first horse show in August. Not sure which one of us was more nervous entering the ring. We started in the baby jumpers but moved on quickly to level one and two. He was quite naughty in the baby class with the small jumps and lots of time to play. So at the risk of scaring him we moved him up. I don’t know what he was like on the track but this horse has some pluck! He was brave, willing and double clear!

Lovers Quarrel Loves Peppermints, Jumping and His New Career and Home!

Lovers Quarrel Loves Peppermints, Jumping and His New Career and Home!

Just a note to tell you how much we love this new boy – he constantly amazes us with how level headed and sweet he is. Took him out today to the ring and he surprised me that he knew how to longe already! After a bit of W/T/C each direction I then proceeded to…

Blind Friend Introduces Trail Riding to Little Silic

Blind Friend Introduces Trail Riding to Little Silic

Little Silic (aka “Shaman”) LOVES going out on the trails with his friend “Rox”, who is incredible. It’s amazing that he has no eyes and is teaching “Shaman” not to be afraid of anything. My friend Lee, is the proud and humble owner of “Rox.” It has been quite a journey for both of them…

Tucks St. Aly and Sahib

Tucks St. Aly and Sahib

Tucks St. Aly’s head is bigger than Alex’s pug Sahib!

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – Cobb County Speaks Out On Life After Racing

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – Cobb County Speaks Out On Life After Racing

Dear Elizabeth, I am writing to let you know that retirement life is good. It took a little time to settle in and I was a little nervous at first but have decided humans are pretty good. I still sing for my breakfast and my supper, which by the way sounds real good. I have…

Judging Dreams Judged BEST By Jury of Kids

Judging Dreams Judged BEST By Jury of Kids

Well Judge has been back with me for several months now and is doing wonderfully! I have started him over fences and he is great! He’s still figuring it all out, but he is honest and straightforward and never refuses. We will be doing several clinics this fall and then my goal is to take…