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!

Vilas County Thrives with a New, Exciting Career

Vilas County Thrives with a New, Exciting Career

I have pictures from Vilas under saddle. Actually I just started to ride him again beginning of last week. Since I got him in January he had more or less some time off. He needed to get used to be 24/7 outside, get used to walk on the hilly terrain of our pasture and to…

Admiration Not Lost on His Mom During Hiatus

Admiration Not Lost on His Mom During Hiatus

Just wanted to send you a little update on Admiration aka “Huey”. It’s been about a year since I got him, and I have to say that we’re not where I would have liked us to be. That’s certainly not his fault, and I’m not sure that it’s really mine either… just circumstances. This summer…

Happy One Year Anniversary – “Kwinn” Winns!

Happy One Year Anniversary – “Kwinn” Winns!

Time flies by quickly and well, so has my first year with Kwinn! Just the other day I was reflecting on the sequence of events that led to my writing you a letter and well, within a few months, Kwinn was part of our family. Gosh, I still remember seeing his Prospect Horse page on…

Is There a Doxology in the House?

Is There a Doxology in the House?

                      Dox made it to Tampa this morning in good condition. He arrived around 9am. My barn manager received him as we are still in Colorado. We can’t wait to get home to see him and love on him and until then, I have people…

Doxology – SOLD! March 2008

Doxology – SOLD! March 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Pam Klein of Tampa, Florida! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: “Dox” is a 16.2 hand, 2004 COLT. “Dox” is up-to-date on everything and he has no vices. His exercise rider says this horse is all class on the racetrack. He is fantastic to ride and just floats across the ground.…

Behren’s Design – Walks, Trots & Canters!

Behren’s Design – Walks, Trots & Canters!

The first real ride went very well. He walked and trotted without a care in the world. I will be taking Behren to meet my trainer for the first time on the 21st. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks. Read more stories and see photos.

New Designs on Life for Behren’s Design

New Designs on Life for Behren’s Design

                  The gelding went ok. He looked amazing for the first five days and then got a slight infection. I got him on antibiotics right away and within five days he was looking good again. It is almost totally healed at this point. The rain is killing…

Barbo – SOLD! February 2008

Barbo – SOLD! February 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Erica Chase of Atlanta, GA! Barbo has a new mom and family! Congratulations to Erica Chase, DVM. Erica and her family fell under Barbo’s spell and he stole their hearts. A lot of hearts will be broken when they learn that this Horse For Sale at the farm has SOLD! We are happy…

Hollywood Vic – SOLD! February 2008

Hollywood Vic – SOLD! February 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Cheri Jackson of Woodstock, Georgia! Here was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: Hollywood Vic was one of our 25 Special Horses. He was purchased by our favorite trainer to learn how to become a racehorse. He was too laid back and slow so he was offered for sale to a “forever home”.…

No Complaints on Moving from Happy Fella Alley Flash

No Complaints on Moving from Happy Fella Alley Flash

Sorry it has been so long! A lot has happened since I last wrote. In June my husband and I decided that we have had enough of Colorado and moved back to sunny Florida. I was very excited to be near my family and friends again, but this was the most stressful move I had…