Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm on the Web. Take a virtual tour
of the farm and see the beautiful thoroughbreds
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
It's been a busy first week of the New Year!
We started the new year with our birthday
party for the Thoroughbreds and continued the fun the next day
with a trail ride to Dawson Forest with two of our newer to trail
riding horses - Chouette
Player and Knight
Trail riding with a group is a good way to see how the horses might
behave while fox hunting. We like to do short, fun trips away from
the farm to reassure the Thoroughbreds that they will be coming back
to Bits & Bytes Farm. Lise on Fort Mason, Marie on Brewster and
Gertjan on Big Money joined us on the ride. Marie brought the camera
and captured the fun. Both Chouette Play and Knight Villain look like
they have fox hunting potential - as well as eventing capabilities.
Barry and Elizabeth like to ride matched pairs.
Barry is on Knight Villain and Elizabeth is on Chouette Player. Photo
by Marie VanRoekel.
Mid-week we had visitors from Savannah, Georgia - Meghan and her
trainer Jennifer. Meghan enjoyed riding Brewster, Era of Chanago and
Chouette Player. Jennifer enjoyed Chanago but she is not currently
in the market or he would be gone.
Our visitor from Savannah riding Chouette Player.
Early Saturday morning our newest horse, Cloned
Colony, arrived in style from the race track aboard
a huge 78 foot fifteen horse van. Too bad it was too dark to get photos
of the van.
Cloned Colony arrived early Saturday morning.
After the sun finally came up, several of our horses loaded into
two trailers and headed to Big Bear for some cross country schooling
with Bits & Bytes Farm trainer, Elisa Wallace and a horse she
is training for resale. Former Bits & Bytes Farm horses for sale,
Broadway Joe and Te Conquistar (aka Mactavish) learned to jump banks
and ditches with their moms and boarding buddy Trey and Mandy.
Just as their trailers pulled out, Straw Boy's new family arrived
with their trailer to take Straw Boy to his home in North Carolina.
If this keeps up we will have to install traffic lights in the parking
Straw Boy and his new family: Dr. and Mrs.
Harry Moore of Atlanta and Andrews, North Carolina.
Straw Boy has found a wonderful family to move in with. Dr. and Mrs.
Harry Moore have just completed building a new home and stables in
the mountains of North Carolina. Straw Boy will continue with his
event training and Harry plans to compete with him later this year.
The spring-like weather is making it really pleasant to be working
outside training the horses. Our baby Firefly is now quietly riding
in the arena at a walk, trot and canter. On Sunday she had her first
mini trail ride in our woods and she lead the way crossing the stream
and stepping over logs without hesitation. This little lady is going
to be bomb proof in another month - if not already! She will make
a great fox hunter for a timid rider or a child that may have out
grown her pony. Firefly is now almost three and a half and she will
start ground pole work this week.
Firefly and mom Rachael enjoy the beautiful
spring-like weather in January at Bits & Bytes Farm.
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There has been a possible sighting of the truck on
Hwy 27 in Colquitt, GA, December 18 or 19th. It was seen
at a local Hardy's Restaurant. If you were in the area and saw
this truck and horse trailer please let us know.
Watch your local horse auctions PLEASE!!!!
Two mares, a truck and
a trailer have been stolen!
One suspect lives in
Cross City in Dixie County in
One more reason to keep an eye out in Georgia!!
Call or come by for a visit
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. Call
us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment.
We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it
will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!