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!

Design Takes Stock of New Surroundings

Design Takes Stock of New Surroundings

              I wanted to give you an update on how great Behren is doing. I was able to turn him out for the first time on Saturday. He is such a sensible young horse. He quickly learned about the hotwire fencing and that the white strand of fence was…

Well Worth the Wait – First Ride!

Well Worth the Wait – First Ride!

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.

OTTB Behren’s Design moves to California

OTTB Behren’s Design moves to California

He is doing great. It has been raining here since Friday. It is horrible. I hope to have a dry week so I can get him out.  Yesterday his hind right leg blew up.  I am hoping that is just lack of getting to move around.  He seems to be sound on the leg.  

Behren’s Design – SOLD! January 2008

Behren’s Design – SOLD! January 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Heather LaHaye of Ramona, California! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: “Design” is a classy beautiful 16’2 hh plus COLT. He is just turning four (2004). He has clean legs and no vices. You would never know he is a colt he is so laid back — no biting. He loves…

Propensity for Boo Boos – Mom Considers Bubble Wrap

Propensity for Boo Boos – Mom Considers Bubble Wrap

I hope that you had great Christmas and New Year’s celebrations! I have been slow to send updates since our December show because Cadence has been in and out of minor injuries. He has a way of getting more mystery injuries – no matter how many times we “Cadence-proof” his stall and the pastures, he finds a way. I should’ve known that he would be one of those mischievous ones from his former knee injury!

Previous Success Stories @ www.bitsandbytesfarm.com

Previous Success Stories @ www.bitsandbytesfarm.com

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Coin Maker Makes Friends at New Home

Coin Maker Makes Friends at New Home

Hi Elizabeth,  I just wanted to let you know that Coin Maker is doing great.  We had him by himself for a couple of days,  then in a pasture with our “baby” horses (2 3-year-olds and 1 2-year-old).  Yesterday,  we let him out with everyone and,  other than the usual antics,  everyone is getting along…