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!

Soft Gestures have Maximum Impact

Soft Gestures have Maximum Impact

Well I just had to email you and let you know Max is not going to able to be ridden for a while. I was riding one of my other horses on Monday and was thrown and injured. I am going to continue to work with him on the ground until I am cleared by…

Cobb County Enjoys Leisurely Lifestyle

Cobb County Enjoys Leisurely Lifestyle

I am proud to say the “County” is a wonderful member of our family. I have not had a lot of time to ride him lately – been busy on the farm – but he goes out in the pasture everyday after breakfast. He is a very sweet fellow and I enjoy spending time with…

Red Hot To Handle Deals with Needles and Goop

Red Hot To Handle Deals with Needles and Goop

  I have already started the Red Hot To Handle on a Panacur PowerPack, and she got her five-way shots yesterday.

Has To Be Good – SOLD! April 2008

Has To Be Good – SOLD! April 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Melinda Gates of Columbia, South Carolina!                     I have wanted a TB since I was a child showing ponies and he is my first one I have ever owned (I have however ridden plenty!). I have ridden with two nationally known trainers and have…

Little Silic’s Mom – Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

Little Silic’s Mom – Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

I cannot believe what has just happened. I read all the training notes on Phil’s Courage, what an awesome site. Lilttle Silic is doing great, however, he has a nipping fetish, not in an aggressive way, but unacceptable just the same. So I tried something new other than the John Lyons. After reading the journal…

Schooling Shows and New Digs for Cadence

Schooling Shows and New Digs for Cadence

In December we competed in a schooling show, which was very good. We made our First level debut with scores in the 60’s. In March, we rode in another show. We rode Training Four and First One and Two. Scores were not the greatest because we were having an off day.

Maximum Impact Clearly States his Position

Maximum Impact Clearly States his Position

Hey there I just wanted to give you a quick update on Max. He has settled in nicely with my other horses after he let them know “I am the boss here”. He is doing just great. He is too funny. Whenever I go out in the pasture he comes up to me and smells…

Red Hot To Handle Still in Her Winter Coat

Red Hot To Handle Still in Her Winter Coat

I went out to the barn and took these at lunch. Ron told me that her winter coat was coming out and he didn’t lie. I was not quite expecting this though. A little elbow grease and medicated baths should take care of the problem though. I have not had time to start grooming because…

Red Hot to Handle – SOLD! April 2008

Red Hot to Handle – SOLD! April 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Tracy Sanderson of Columbia, South Carolina!                       I just wanted to drop a quick note and tell you that Hotzie aka “Red Hot to Handle” is finally home. I finally decided to drive to Kentucky and pick her up myself. She is one…

Doxology Begins his New Career

Doxology Begins his New Career

Just getting back to you with some pictures. As I was saying, Dox is a very sweet boy and is really responding to the love and attention he’s getting. I have a trainer helping me who has rehabilitated two Thoroughbreds of her own. Dox is willing, very smart and surprisingly calm for a four y/o…