October 31, 2005

Don't forget to check what's new on the site.
UPDATED: October 31, 2005

New Training Notes from Elizabeth. October 18, 2005

We have a new format for our Prospect Horses page. More photos of each horse.

Read our Success Stories
New Success Stories and updates to older ones! Thank you for staying in touch and letting us share in your successes! - October 25, 2005

ENTER this Web site at your own risk.

ENTER (this Web site) AT YOUR OWN RISK. Beware of Thoroughbreds having fun!

Two Thumbs Up and Marie. October 29, 2005

Two Thumbs Up and Marie. October 29, 2005

 

Barbo and his "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Allison Moul.

Barbo and his "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Allison Moul. Barbo learn how to make his nose squeak all by himself. He was very proud o his costume.

 

 

"Never Fear, Joe is here" to paint our horses in Halloween colors. Jordie and Grayboo. - October 29, 2005

"Never Fear, Joe is here" to paint our horses in Halloween colors. Jordie and Grayboo. - October 29, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honor and Valor's COURAGE metal

Honor and Valor was the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz complete with his COURAGE metal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honored guests at our party.

Honored guests at our party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Money and Gertjan, just a couple of pirates who showed up to party. October 29, 2005

Big Money and Gertjan, just a couple of pirates who showed up to party. October 29, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather's Best as the Big Bad Wolf.

Heather's Best as the Big Bad Wolf with Barbara as "Little Red Riding in the Hood".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Laura Lee

Guest Laura Lee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest David Lee

Guest David Lee - we kept him away from Tom Sawyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth and Barry.

Elizabeth and Barry thoroughly enjoyed hosting all their friends at Bits & Bytes Farm's Halloween Costume Party.

 

 

Stay tuned for more photos and a story on the DOBIE DERBY.

Miss Sydney in the lead.

Miss Sydney in the lead.

 

We have so many photos we will be building more pages this week. Check back everyday for new photos.

 


Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm

Grayboo is an OTTB who enjoys having fun! October 29, 2005
Grayboo with our head "Witch". October 29, 2005.

Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm on the Web. Take a virtual tour of the farm and see the beautiful thoroughbred horses we have for sale. Follow their training and learn how we bring them from racetrack to a new career in the show ring, fox hunting or eventing. The "Horses for Sale" page has horses that are here at the farm. If you have the skills to take one right from the track but not the contacts, check out our "Prospect Horses for Sale" page. Follow the Success Stories of Horses Sold with the help of Bits & Bytes Farm. Read past "Newz" stories and watch for new postings on our "What's New on the Site" page.

Horses' Halloween Party with Costumes!

Barbo was a real Clown.
Barbo was a real clown complete with a red nose that he learn to squeak himself.

As usual, holidays are special at Bits & Bytes Farm. Our off-the-track Thoroughbreds really know how to have a good time. This Halloween the horses went all out with their costumes. We had many, many OTTBs for our costume parade. Even former Bits & Bytes Farm Horse for Sale, Light Artillery, returned to the farm in full costume.

Light Artillery was decked out in camo, helmet, gas mask with a full array of light artillery.

Light Artillery was decked out in camo, helmet, gas mask with a full array of light artillery. His mom Kriston Glusho was dressed in matching combat gear. October 29, 2005

Our boarders, "Friends of Bits & Bytes Farm" and our regular friends and neighbors all showed up in costume as well. The food was plenitful (we have a new "Friend" who is a professional caterer) and no one went home hungry.

Chase enjoys the feast.
We had enough food even for a hungry fence painting boy like Tom Sawyer played by Chase.

The dapper Joe Bear came dressed as Huge Heffner complete with his own Playboy bunny.
The dapper Joe Bear came dressed as Huge Heffner in his satin smoking jacket - complete with his own Playboy bunny.

Honor and Valor came dressed as the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz. He was ridden by his "munchkin" mom.
Honor and Val ridden by his "munchkin" mom. October 29, 2005.

Honor and Valor came dressed as the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz. He was ridden by his "munchkin" mom. He even had his courage metal on to help him deal with the "spooks" in the arena. "Val" had nothing to be afraid of because he had lots of hero's to protect him.

Fort Mason was a former race horse who dressed as Zorro.
Fort Mason is a former Thoroughbred race horse who dressed as Zorro with his mom in matching costume.

One of the heros, Zorro, made an appearance with Fort Mason and mom Lise Matte dressed as the Zorro twins. Zorro wore a mask, hat and even a horse hair mustache.

Big Money in his Thoroughbred horse costume - Pirates
Big Money was ridden the entire day with just a halter and lead rope with a eye patch over one eye.

Two pirates joined the parade. Big Money and his six foot six dad with the winning smile, Gerjan van Roekel were also dressage alike with red waist sashes, pirate hats, long haired wigs and eye patches. Yes, Big Money wore and eye patch and let Gerjan ride him through the obstale course with just a halter and lead rope.

Era of Chanago was dressed as a honey pot complete with honey bees around it.
Era of Chanago was dressed as a honey pot complete with honey bees around it.

Era of Chanago was dressed as a honey pot complete with Annie and her Aunt Martha dressed as honey bees. His costume was made by new "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Suzy Cloonan. "Nago" as Annie renamed him was quiet and undistrubed by all the costumed horses around him.

Heather's Best was dressage as the "Big Bad Wolf" lead by Little Red "Riding in the Hood", Gramma and the hunter.
Heather's Best was dressage as the "Big Bad Wolf" lead by Little Red "Riding in the Hood", Gramma and the hunter.

Heather's Best wore a wolf mask made from a fly mask with a nose, teeth and wooly ears added. Heather's Best filled in for Austin's Wolf when "Wolfie" decided to play cowboys and Indians with Jordie.

Austin's Wolf was one of our Prospect Horses. He is dressed as an Indian pony who has been captured by cowboy Jordie. October 29, 2005
Austin's Wolf was one of our Prospect Horses. He is being ridden in a western saddle by Jordie who is just a beginner to riding. "Wolife" is not afraid of anything in the arena including the "ghosts" flying behind him. October 29, 2005

Austin's Wolf learn how to be ridden in a western saddle so that he could be Jordie's Indian pony for the parade. Image that, a former race horse quiet enough to be used as a "pony" horse with a twelve year-old beginner rider!

Our favorite devil Charlie with Kimberly.
Our favorite devil Charlie with Kimberly.

Our favorite devil, who is now down in Georgia, formerly of Alabama and unraced, Charlie was the mount for "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Kimberly Horne. He sported horns and a tail with Kimberly wearing devil wings and horns as well.

Two Thumbs Up with Marie van Roekel spring into action.

Marie van Roekel out did herself by designing a movie quality costume for Two Thumbs Up to make him look like he just came out of the movie "Lord of the Rings".

Lucky and Artic Gamble were matching card tables lead by Alex.
Lucky and Artic Gamble were matching card tables with poker hands laid out with chips on the table. Lucky had the better hand with a Royal Flush.

Knight Villain was Elizabeth's "Knight in Shining Armor" to her lady in waiting costume.
Knight Villain was Elizabeth's "Knight in Shining Armor" to her lady in waiting costume.

Knight Villain, who has won almost $300,000 racing in Stakes races, was Elizabeth's "Knight in Shining Armor" to her lady in waiting costume. His costume got the attention of everyone at the party.

Irish was a Notre Dame football player complete with his own cheerleader with spanky pants that read, "Go Irish!"
Irish and his cheerleader - Marie.

Irish was a Notre Dame football player complete with his own cheerleader with spanky pants that read, "Go Irish!"

Brew This was dressed as Frankinstein.
Brew This aka Brewster was dressed as Frankinstein with Dr. Frankinstein mounted. Brewster had bolts attached to his bridle and worn ragged pants.

Even vampires were invited to join us.
Even vampires were invited to join us.

Boarding at Bits & Bytes Farm is the Best!

Have you been following the our Web site? Why have you not come to see us? We have lots of beautiful horses here to try. We even have a few openings for boarders —for the first time in two years! We have a great group of people at the farm and we enjoy lots of activities and road trips for schooling and showing.

If you have a Thoroughbred, this is the farm for you. Our special feeding program and our grass pastures with four board fencing are perfect for keeping your horse healthy.

The front entrance to Bits & Bytes Farm.
The front entrance to Bits & Bytes Farm.

Don't have a Thoroughbred? Why not? Just kidding. We welcome all geldings that have no stable vices. We look for people who share our love of horses and have the desire to help transition ex-racers to a new life. We welcome them as boarders. When your horse is laid up, you can even ride one of ours.

Morning turnout at Bits & Bytes Farm
Morning turnout at Bits & Bytes Farm

This farm is operated by the owners of the property. This is not a leased farm trying to make a living off of boarders. We over seed and fertilize our pastures several times a year. We tuck the horses in every night with a 10 PM feeding of hay and water.

We feed top-of-the-line Buckeye feeds. Gro 'n Win, flax seed, rice bran and beet pulp are a part of our feeding program at no additional cost to you! Read about our feeding program.

Don't Own a Horse?

We can help you there. Check out our Horses for Sale page.

Limited budget? Check out our Prospect Horses for Sale page.

Not ready to buy but you have lots of experience? We can always use a few more "Friends of Bits & Bytes Farm".

Call or come by for a visit - but please call first!

Please call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for you based on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do not send out videos because it is important to match the personality of the horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers, not horse brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Prospect horses will not be sold to beginners or children without a full time trainer.

Not all horses are available for sale when they first come to the farm. We like to work with them for a while to teach them the basics of being a safe sport horse and to make sure they are healthy. You are welcome to visit and to get on a waiting list to be the first to ride them when we feel they are ready to be ridden by our visitors. Call us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment. We are sorry but we cannot accommodate you if you just drop in unannounced. We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!

Our security team springs into action. Sydney, Wizard and Zulu.


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