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!

Chipawild in Hunter Training in Florida

Chipawild in Hunter Training in Florida

If you go on You Tube there is a video if Chippa in FL. She is being ridden by Jaime Gibson (the Gibson’s are good friends of mine and all in the horse business) who is a very talented young professional after a successful junior career. It took a while to get her “right” but I think you will like the video.

Knight Villain Building Trusting Bonds While Having Fun

Knight Villain Building Trusting Bonds While Having Fun

Former race Thoroughbred horses, Joe Bean and Knight Villain enjoyed trail riding at a neighboring farm. Joe Bear schooled some cross country fences, and Knight Villain got to explore some new trails and enjoy the sights and sounds of early spring.

New Experiences Bond “Gus” and New Owner, Bonnie

New Experiences Bond “Gus” and New Owner, Bonnie

                          I am sorry that it has taken me such a long time to get back to you. We have been extremely busy with horse shows and there are just a lot of horses to ride! We love it though and “Gus” (i.e.…

First Ride on Gold Commander One

First Ride on Gold Commander One

Dear Michelle and Elizabeth, UPDATE: Attached is a photo, not worthy of posting anywhere, but nonetheless evidence of my first ride. I think the trainer is being particularly cautious. I appreciate her caution, but at the same time, I know Gold and I could be making a little more progress. However, I should not discount…

Wise Young Sage – SOLD! June 2009

Wise Young Sage – SOLD! June 2009

OTTB Wise Young Sage has been sold to Mimi Falb of San Antonio, Texas. He will begin his second career as an event horse.

Grid Works Pays Off When the Fences Get BIG!

Grid Works Pays Off When the Fences Get BIG!

Joe Bear and I haven’t been out and about very much in the recent months but I hope to do something soon. We have been working at home with lots of hill work and flat work and I make it a habit to do grid work at least once a week. I recently realized that…

Trail Riding Off-the-Track Thoroughbred Tillo in Colorado

Tillo – Race Horse to Trail Horse

Tillo is turning out to be an “old soul trail horse”…10,000 feet, he leads 4 other horses across a frozen stream…through chest high willows in a bog! I can’t believe it. He’s not so great in the ring yet but we’re having such a great fall I don’t want to go there yet.

Elizabeth’s Note: Check out the new Web site we have just created for Flying Horse Ranch. It is a great place to have an equestrian event or even a wedding or family reunion. Bring your horses and go trail riding and camp out. Check out the Flying Horse Ranch Web site and give Lydia a call to plan your visit to the ranch.

“Kwinn” and Ronni Send Kudos for Canters

“Kwinn” and Ronni Send Kudos for Canters

Oh how exciting to read Cheri’s success story and see her smiling face while she was cantering Vic! Simply AWESOME! I thoroughly enjoyed reading how excited she is to have her sweet boy in her life! My best to them! And, I just had to let you know that Noah was very excited to read…

Punch is Sadly Offered For Sale

Punch is Sadly Offered For Sale

Elizabeth, I just wanted to give you an update on Chaz. We have sadly made the decision to sell him. College plans have changed and my parents cannot take care of him as well as my other horses. He has been progressing very well. His feet are completely barefoot and sound! He has been jumping…

Title Search - Thoroughbred horse sold by Bits & Bytes Farm

Title Search aka “Tie” – Variety is the Spice of Life

I have been very busy and haven’t had as much time here lately to work with my boy (Title Search aka “Tie”), as I would like. He is doing great though. I took him to a clinic to celebrate our one-year anniversary this year. It was a natural horsemanship clinic and he did WONDERFUL! I…