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!

First Ride on an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred

First Ride on an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred

Tips and tricks to riding your new off-the-track Thoroughbred.

Happy Birthday Stevie Loverboy

Happy Birthday Stevie Loverboy

Stevie Loverboy turns five today. His mom Missy Miller brought him a “carrot cake”. Stevie Loverboy’s brother I Want Revenge the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby this year. Cheer on I Want Revenge !

Joe Bear Dapples Out

Joe Bear Dapples Out

Hey Guys, Just wanted to send some new pics of Joe Bear  from the weekend. I want to get some more of him dry so his dapples show more. They are all down his sides and over his hind quarters! A real dappled bay.

Learning Lessons

Learning Lessons

Hi, guys, I had another good ride on Bounced this weekend—despite the howling wind, storm front coming in, raindrops, horses being ferried in from pastures to the safety of the barn, etc. I still am hoping he will beef up some over the summer, but he’s healthy and content, so that’s the most important thing.…

Four Year Anniversary for K O River Crossing and His Mom Loui

Four Year Anniversary for K O River Crossing and His Mom Loui

Wow!Hard to believe it has been four years since I purchased K O River Crossing (sight unseen and just retiring from racing). This past year he has come a long way. Dressage lessons, lots of ground work/riding and many desensitizing sessions with Bob and the “redneck carwash, flags, noodles, hoola hoops and more have definitely paying off.

“Kwinn’s” Collected Canter Pleases Mom

“Kwinn’s” Collected Canter Pleases Mom

WOOHOO! We finally cantered today! After a year and half, I finally went for a canter with “Kwinn”. It was well worth waiting for though. He’s got a lovely naturally collected canter; nice and steady too. He never gained too much speed and came right back down when asked. I was so proud of him…

OTTB Nature is a Natural Hit with His New Family

OTTB Nature is a Natural Hit with His New Family

We got real busy with getting the farm ready for winter (and have not had time to send an update)! Nature aka “Father Nature” is so wonderful, he is a gentle giant! I just got some corrective shoeing done about two weeks ago he’s got lots more heel now. Thank you so much! I would…

Father Nature Naturally Takes Well to Re-Training

Father Nature Naturally Takes Well to Re-Training

Father Nature is wonderful! Yesterday I rode him down to the ravine that had water in the bottom. It went pretty well. I’ve been doing some dressage work and jumping with him. Just started to teach him some work in hand. We really love him! What an awesome horse!! Thank you so much! Angela

More Firsts! Canter, Trail Ride, Jump

More Firsts! Canter, Trail Ride, Jump

I didn’t expect that we would canter so soon, but I was really excited, and I know I was extremely tensed up and I could tell Aly was being a bit pushy for one of the first times since I’ve seen him, when we were trotting on the longe line, waiting for me to be ready. It was so incredible for me to see how after we got into that first canter, how he calmed down, back to the business-like, happy boy that he is. He KNEW that we were ready to step up to the next level, and he didn’t want any backing out on my part!

Is That You Joe Bear?

Is That You Joe Bear?

Tucks St. Aly has made it home to Texas and his new mom Alex Kemper! Dearest Elizabeth and Barry, Well I’ve gotten a few pics here, I know there aren’t any of him in the stall or anything yet, but those will come soon. I was mostly just trying to get these ones uploaded so…