"Horses for sale." These words are exciting or scary depending on whether you are a buyer or a seller.
What do you do if you are a race track trainer who has a Thoroughbred horse for sale, who is sound, but just not competitive? The public cannot get onto the race track without a licensed professional to escort them. Trainers don't have the time to give tours of the race track. Trainers who care about their horse won't take it to auction or sell it for low end racing. These are the trainers we get our horses from.
How do you find a sound Thoroughbred horse for sale? How do you know the seller is telling you the truth? Who can you trust to find you a sound horse? Learn more . . .
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October 3, 2018 - It's time for the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover in Lexington, KY. Bits & Bytes Farm has three horses comepeting. Come cheer them on and vote for America's Favorite Thoroughbred. Watch our video.
August 8, 2018 - We put out the word on a missing Thoroughbred that we were worried had been sent to slaughter. After much drama from the owners who sold him, we finally got word that NetPosse has located Licecum and he is safe. We want to thank everyone who shared our webpage and Facebook post to help locate this horse. Read the story on this post.
April 17, 2018 - Ex-racehorse turned Pony Club mount, Dr. Fred, celebrates another birthday with his family. See Dr. Fred dive into his carrot cake.
March 28, 2018 - We have a BIG 17.2 hand four-year-old Thoroughbred gelding for sale! Read more...
February 14, 2018 - We have the dam of Steel Gaze for sale. Runaway Beauty lives up to her name. She is looking for a third career as a sport horse and she has nothing to stop her from being successful. Read more...
December 14, 2017 - Things you need to know before riding your new OTTB. So you just got an off-the-track Thoroughbred! What do you do now? Wait to ride? No. Get on and RIDE! These horses are used to being ridden every day so why would you not ride them? The exception is if you are getting a horse with an injury that needs time off. Hopefully, you have purchased your horse from a reputable seller and know the history of the Thoroughbred you have purchased. That is one of the many advantages of purchasing a Thoroughbred from Bits & Bytes Farm. Read more...
October 24, 2017 - We have been asked to help find a great home for one of the winners at the 2017 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover! This is your chance to get a horse that has great training and is a proven winner. Tiz A Flyer finished 8th out of over 100 horses competition in the show hunter division. SOLD!
August 16, 2017 - Read our latest update on a few of the horses we have sold. Pull out the tissues before you start reading. We are not just horse brokers, we are match makers and when we loose a horse, our extended family shares in the sorrow.
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We always have a few special Thoroughbred horses for sale at Bits & Bytes Farm in Canton, GA. Not all of them are listed on the site. These horses are in training and that were purchased off-the-track to be trained and sold from the farm. We only bring in a limited number of horses each year so we pick the best of the best at the track to bring back to our farm near Atlanta. You are invited to call to find out more about our Thoroughbreds for sale from the farm and schedule an appointment and take test ride on the ones that might be a match. We can tell you about a few special horses that are not listed. We are very particular about who gets one of our special Thoroughbreds. We are not a 'sales' barn and these are not rescue horses. They have been purchased from breeders and trainers that provide us with the full background on each horse. Read more about them on our Horses For Sale page. We only sell a very few horses each year from the farm.
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Our Prospect Horses at the Track are affordable, safe, sane and sound Thoroughbred race horses that we have pre screened for second careers after racing. We offer them to you at fantastic prices on our Prospect Horses at the Track page. These are not rescue horses. These horses are offered for sale from breeders, trainers and owners who can tell us about the background of the horses we offer for sale. Thoroughbred horses, who have been well fed and well cared for, are much easier to transition to a new life as a sport horse. Unlike buying a rescue horse or a horse from a 'sales' barn, these horses have a well documented history. We check them out for temperament and soundness. These horses are not at Bits & Bytes Farm. They may still be racing or at their owners' or trainers' farms. These horses need a new life away from the race track. Give us a call and we will help match you with a horse that suitable for what you want to do. We do not sell horses for racing! We offer telephone support and training to our buyers and we will even help resell the horse if it does not work out. Many of our buyers purchase off-the-track Thoroughbreds as a project horses to be trained and resold. We help re-market these horses on our Web sites and we do not charge for these services.
The sellers of our Thoroughbreds care about what happens to their horses after the horse's racing career is over. We promise them to find their horse a good home and we promise to post the Success Stories on our Web sites so they know the horse is still safe. When you sign our bill of sale you are promising to stay in touch and let us know how they are doing. We can't force buyers to provide photos and stories but we hope the kind of people we sell our horses to will WANT to tell their stories. If you are just looking for a cheap Thoroughbred and don't care about where it came from . . . buy it from someone else!
We offer free advice and free help marketing the horse if it becomes necessary to sell him. We ask the owner's to tell us in their own words, just what it is like to own a Bits & Bytes Farm Off-the-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB). Take the time to read our Success Stories on this site and then go to our sister Web site: www.OTTBSuccessStories.com to see the newest stories on the horses we have sold. You will get a better understanding of the Thoroughbred breed and the people who own them. Our Success Stories can help you decide if a Thoroughbred is the right horse for you.
This site is packed with advice and training tips for retraining off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTBs). We offer FREE telephone support and FREE training to the people who purchase Bits & Bytes Farm Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds. If you purchased your Thoroughbred somewhere else, you can still find lots of helpful information, training suggestions and feeding advice on this site.
Many times you just need a little help getting the horse started and we are here to help. You can have your horse shipped to our farm or, if you live in the area, you can board with us for a few weeks or for a longer period of time. There are lots of advantages to purchasing your next Thoroughbred with the assistance of Bits & Bytes Farm. Give us a call and we can discuss the benefits of buying your next off-the-track Thoroughbred through Bits & Bytes Farm.
We welcome new buyers to board with us. You may wish to send your new Thoroughbred to Bits & Bytes Farm for a few weeks or months for training or to get comfortable with your new horse and learn some of our techniques.
If you are lucky enough to live near Bits & Bytes Farm, come join our fun and keep your Thoroughbred at the boarding facility designed around the needs of off-the-track Thoroughbreds. All the necessary supplements to keep him fat and his coat shiny are included in the board.
You don't have to have a Thoroughbred to board at Bits & Bytes Farm. Your non Thoroughbred gelding can benefit from our feeding and training programs as well. We enjoy going to shows, hunter paces, trail riding and fox hunting. We don't take ourselves too seriously. We love our horses and want the best for them. We enjoy learning and training our horses in a relaxed and non pressured environment -- no drama allowed. This is the place to get away from the stress of your normal life and enjoy your horse with like minded people. Read more about Boarding at Bits & Bytes Farm just north of Atlanta in Canton, GA.