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!

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Why Did the Moose Cross the Road? To Find a Great Home

“Moose”, aka Popular One, is great. He really trusts us. We are absolutely thrilled with him. He is so laid back. He is very calm. I think he loves his new life. We have taken it very slow with him. He is in a pasture during the day with three other geldings and gets along…

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Painted Black is “Bella”

Bella (Painted Black) is doing very well! She is a very congenial filly….takes things in stride and very matter of fact. She has put on weight nicely and her coat has a great sheen to it. Just doing some stretching and general handling….she is my baby.

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Buying an OTTB Can Raise Eyebrows

Amanda experienced what a lot of buyers of off-the-track Thoroughbreds experience – negative comments from people who know nothing about OTTBs. She was told inaccurate and totally ridiculous stories about what to expect from an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

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Colorful Weekend for OTTB Austin’s Wolf

OTTB Austin’s Wolf and Laurie do well at a recent weekend horse show.

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Enjoying Life After Racing

We had a perfect day today (weather) and both horses took full advantage of it on the soft ground. Thought you’d enjoy seeing Taxi with Cait’s other horse, Pepper. We’ve never had two horses lay down together like this. We were working on the fence near them so after seeing if we needed any help they decided to crash.

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Manager Boire SOLD – April 2009!

SOLD! Congratulations to Amy Coffin of Vass, NC Here is his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: Manager Boire is a 2005, 16.1 hand bay Thoroughbred gelding with three white socks and a blaze. This horse was bred to be a Derby winner but turned out not to be able to win at a top level.…

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Who’s Trainin’ Who?

I just wanted to tell you that Vilas County is doing great. His dressage training improved a lot over the last weeks, but we are still miles away from competing. I attached you a free jumping video that I took yesterday. He really shows some good potential for becoming a great jumper. That was only…