In our search for sound, sane horses, we often come across
horses that are kind and beautiful but are not perfect enough
for our Prospect Horses for Sale page
or to bring to Bits & Bytes Farm.
We have very high standards for the horses we list on our Web
Many times we come across horses that have a soundness problem
that can be solved with time. Sometimes, they may need a career
without jumping but would make excellent dressage horses or
pleasure or trail horses. Sometimes the horses are
sound but just small or need to find a home ASAP! If the price
is really low, then the horse will sell fast. We require
references for anyone interested in a Bargain Barn
Horse. We never want to hear of someone taking one of these
horses to auction.
We know from experience that we can place these horses but
we did not want to confuse our mission: Finding good
homes for sane and sound Thoroughbreds who are sound to compete
in the show ring or eventing and fox hunting. We hope
by our Success Stories that
people will begin to understand that there are many Thoroughbreds
who come off-the-track and are STILL SOUND and can excel in
a new career.
But of course, there are many who have raced too long and
now need a less challenging career. They still have value and
these Thoroughbreds are the ones most at risk of going to auction.
The rescue organizations are the safety net for these horses.
The rescue groups do a tremendous job of saving these horses
but they have limited resources and many times the waiting
list to donate a horse is over a year! Please donate
to a rescue group! You can find a list on our Links
page. The rescue groups would like to save all of the horses
but the resources do not allow for that.
Our Web site has become extremely successful and we have almost
a 1000 people a day visiting our site! We are NOT a non profit
rescue group but we can help place the horses that no one wants
because they are not perfect for showing or they are small.
We love all the Thoroughbreds and we want to do our part to
help the horses most in need - and so we bring you our Bargain
These horses are all especially well priced and may even be FREE
to a good home (Vetting and shipping are the buyers
responsibility).These horses have injuries that may or may
not be fixed with an operation or time. We will share everything
we know. If x-rays or other diagnostics are available, we
will provide these. These horses should be closely evaluated
by a veterinarian who will give you his professional opinion
of what will be the best career option for the horse. If
you really aren't going to do jumping and your budget is
limited you should shop this page first!
The newest Bargain Barn horses are located on the new Bargain Barn page.
Bargain Barn Horses Placed
Icy Event - Congratulations to Georgia
Champion of Milner, GA
Icy Event is a 6 yr old gelding who is 15'2
hh. He is in dire straights for a home. He does have a splint
on both front legs but other than that he is clean legged.
He is very well behaved on the ground and great to ride. He
has very back sore and will need some chiropractic work done.
Nothing else is wrong with him. No vices. Would make a nice
hunter very quiet and laid back. Icy
well bred. We have found this boy a home! Congratulations
to Georgia Champion of Milner, GA
Stevie Loverboy - SOLD! Our "Friend" Missy
Miller could not resist getting this beautiful colt. He will
be her new BAYby and he will be living at Bits & Bytes
Farm. Read Stevie
Stevie Loverboy has a new mom! Congratulations
to our "Friend" Missy Miller. Stevie Loverboy will
be boarding at Bits & Bytes Farm. September 5, 2007
Stevie Loverboy is a three year-old 15.3
hand COLT. He should mature to well over 16 hands. He is currently
on stall rest due to the fact that he got cast in his stall
and hurt his back end. He needs two more weeks of stall rest
then a month of hand walking then three months of turn out.
He has never raced, but was ready, when he got hurt. He is
a great mover with no vices. His legs are clean with no blemishes.
Both excersise riders say he is a blast to ride very kind and
easy going. The only reason "Loverboy" has a chain
on his lip is we were right by the track and did not want him
to jump around because he has been on stall rest. He stood
like a perfect gentleman just looking at the track. He is easy
to handle on the ground and very well mannered for a colt who
hasn't done anything in two weeks. He should grow to well over
16 hands. The vet feels he will be 100% given a little time
to rest. SOLD! Read Stevie
Loverboy's Success Stories.
Stevie Loverboy is living at Bits & Bytes
Farm. Read Stevie
Loverboy's Success Stories and also on our sister
Unanimous aka "Gunner" - FOUND
Thank you Stephanie Bone of Phenix City, AL. She made a donation to
Foundation to help a former Bits & Bytes Farm horse - Lord
Unanimous is a 15'2 hand 2005 gelding.
He is a beautiful and kind horse. He still has four years
of growing to do so he should end up over 16 hands. He has
had 6 months of riding but is not going to make it as a race
horse. He had a piece of wood go thru his foot as a weanling.
His caretakers did not take care proper of him and he almost
died. We nursed him back to health in hopes that he would
make a racehorse but it isn't going to happen. "Gunner" is
up to date on everything with no vices except the fact he
will eat anything put in front of him. He is a very easy
keeper with a kind attitude. Will be suitable for flat work
and trail ridding only. He is a gorgeous flat kneed mover.
He has some arthritis issues due to the old injury. You must
be prepared to provide ongoing joint supplements to help
a son of Doneraile
Court who is the son of Triple
Crown winner Seattle
Slew. Doneraile Court sold
in the 1997 Keeneland Sales as a yearling for $1,000,000!!!
His dam's sire was Conquistador
Cielo who was Horse of the Year & Champion
3-year-old colt in 1982. Click to see Unanimous'
pedigree and famous family.
Success Stories of him at his new home in Alabama
with Stephanie Bone.
Absultootly - SOLD! Congratulations
to Amanda Lawson
16 hh 4 year old gelding. "Toot" will only be suitable
for trail riding. He has a weird roughness on the top outside
joint of his knee but he is sound. It should not give him problems.
X-rays will be included with him. He is a pretty lazy horse.
He would much rather eat then run around. He is good to ride
with no bad habits. Good in his stall and good with the blacksmith.
He is a very easy keeper and will get fat quickly if fed too
much. He is a good mover and is very comfortable to ride. No
vices and is clean legged.
Absultootly owner is the estate of the late John Davies of
Cincinnati, Ohio. After the passing of his son John III in
1990, the John & Shirley Davies Foundation was established.
Dedicated to helping health, education and arts organizations
in the community, it also assisted individuals who could not
get help anywhere else.
Through his love of horses, John was able to give generously
and innovatively to various area charities. The horses Wellness and Lynn’s
Vision ( "Bubba") donated
money to the Wellness
Community. Christian’s Hope
a young boy (now 9) who was stricken with cancer of the eye
at age three.
John was personally involved with many of the charities and
individuals that he helped. His passions included the Wellness
Community, where the memory of his son motivated him
to help other cancer participants fight for recovery.
Our Bargain Barn horse Absultootly is
another of John Davie's horses that needs a home since his
passing. Click here to
see his pedigree. Click here to
see another page of photos. SOLD! Congratulations
to Amanda Lawson. Read Absultootly's
* FREE horses
usually require a donation to a horse rescue group so that
no one might profit by selling the horse to slaughter.