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 “Woody” Receives Accolades at New Home

OTTB “Woody” Receives Accolades at New Home

An update from trainer, Caileigh: “Woody” has been wonderful and his owners are absolutely in love with him. They have renamed him, “Gus” and his show name will be “Blind Date”, which we all thought was very appropriate! We have been having a blast with him. We gave him a bath today and he drank…

Popular One – SOLD! September 2008

Popular One – SOLD! September 2008

SOLD! Congratulations to Nick and Jacquie Alberti of Mt. Pleasant, SC! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: Popular One aka “Moose” is a 16’1 hand, 2004, dark bay, Thoroughbred gelding. If you are looking for a horse with personality plus and tons of movement for dressage “Moose” is it. He is a very…

OTTB Votive Enjoys More Elbow Room at New Home

OTTB Votive Enjoys More Elbow Room at New Home

Wanted to send a little note to let you know Votive is now here at my home. She is getting along great with my 32-year-old gelding that is here as well. We worked on lunging the first weeks here and she did better than ever. She loves the idea of being able to go out…

Gold Commander One

Diplomatic Conversions

Hi Michelle and Elizabeth, I hope this note finds you both well, along with your respective families. Memphis got a respite from ridiculous temperatures and humidity, to Goldie’s and my benefit. His skin and coat look good…the bumps are gone. He is sweating more naturally now. I think you can tell from this photo that…

Construction’s Checklist: Canters (check), Crosses Creeks (check), Coups (check) and Carrots (check, check, check….)

Construction’s Checklist: Canters (check), Crosses Creeks (check), Coups (check) and Carrots (check, check, check….)

“Gus” (Construction) is so incredibly happy with his new career and new home at Bits & Bytes Farm. His personality comes out more and more everyday and I absolutely adore him. He has recently perfected the art of rolling (every single inch of his body gets covered with dust) and decided he has a LOVE…

Young Rachel Alexander Fans

Young Rachel Alexander Fans

Dr. Kenny Winn has been doing so well! His training is coming along beautifully. The girl that rides him for me twice a week is going to use him in one of her dressage lessons so the trainer can get good look at him. He’s starting to get fit and muscle up with his work routine.

Monarch’s Reign – One Month Update

Monarch’s Reign – One Month Update

Since Monarch’s former owners and his trainer are anxious to know how he’s doing, I thought I’d send a quick update on him (even though we talk about him almost every day!) I have to say that today was really amazing, both for me and for Monarch. We’ve been together just one month now, and…

Pulling Shoes No Biggie for “Icy”

Pulling Shoes No Biggie for “Icy”

Just wanted to brag about Icy again. Yesterday we did a little round pen stuff, and he was very calm. I also pulled one of his front shoes since he lost the other one in the pasture. It takes me a lot longer to pull a shoe than it does for the farrier to do…

OTTB’s Set New Standards for Equine Obstacle Course

OTTB’s Set New Standards for Equine Obstacle Course

OTTB Icy Event is doing great nearly a year after retiring from the track. Two of his Thoroughbred friends recently enjoyed a day of horse style four wheelin’ around their farm

Brett – A Champion at Eight

Brett – A Champion at Eight

Just wanted to send you an update. Brett turned eight last Saturday (May 22), and he gave me a birthday present! We were champion in both of our divisions, classes of 14 & 16! He was fantastic! I’ve attached a photo of him with our ribbons.