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them from racetrack to a new career in the show ring, fox hunting
SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! - A Trifecta
Last weekend was a busy one at Bits & Bytes Farm. We had visitors
from Tennessee and South Carolina. Our Tennessee visitor was Dr. Jennifer
Dunlap, an equine surgeon from Memphis. Jennifer brought her mother,
Becky, and her sister, Lauren, with her to look for a new horse.
In speaking with Jennifer before her visit, we learned that she has all the
latest tools such as digital x-rays and a state-of-the art ultrasound
machine. Knowing that Tara was coming back for a third ride,
on Era of
Chanago, we put her in touch with Dr. Dunlap. Dr.
Dunlap graciously agreed to do a pre-purchase exam on Era of
Chanago for Tara.
Tara played vet tech and donned the
lead apron to do digital x-rays on Chanago. They were beautiful
clean x-rays and clean joints too.
Tara and Jennifer got immediate results of
the x-rays with Dr. Dunlap's digital x-ray equipment.
Dr. Dunlap rode Darcy and Wiseguy's
Out but fell in love with Wiseguy's personality and movement.
After an extensive vet check and a full set of x-rays, Wiseguy earned
himself a new mom. Wiseguy's will be staying at Bits & Bytes Farm
for training with Dr. Dunlap's sister, Lauren Dunlap, who is an Intermediate
Level event rider. We welcome Lauren to the farm as a new "Friend
of Bits & Bytes Farm". We now have two "Friends"
who are lawyers and we joked about starting our own law firm specializing
in equine and technology businesses.
Lauren Dunlap will continue training her sister's
horse at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Our third sale last weekend was to a friend from Asheville, North
Carolina. Christy Tucker (also a friend of Gloria Coleman- mom of
former Bits & Bytes horse for sale - Fame
for a Day) was quick to jump on our January
Prospect horse Steffie's Hope.
Christy came and visited us this summer and was here to see our
Bareback Challenge event. We assisted Christy in buying this horse
directly from the trainer. Congratulations Christy! She was smart
enough to act fast when she saw this beautiful girl appear on our
Winter Arrives at Bits & Bytes Farm
This weekend we hosted Jennifer Lind from Richmond,
Virginia. She was lucky enough to sneak in before the bad weather
hit. Jennifer got one good ride in Friday night on Lucky.
She did some jumping and some flat work.
Saturday morning dawned crystal clear with all surfaces
coated with about a half an inch of ice. Being from Virginia, this
was not a big event for Jennifer -- but it was for most Atlantans.
The interstates were closed and the stores cleaned out of bread and
milk, but still we ride at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Lucky and Jennifer riding in an ice storm.
Barry brought out what we fondly call the "Dirt
Zamboni" to rake the arena. Saturday it lived up to its name,
smoothing over the ice to make a good surface for riding. Still, we
had to tape up Lucky's feet with duct tape to keep the ice from balling
up inside his feet. Jennifer was able to do some flat work before
the tape wore out and Lucky had to be returned to the barn for a good
roll in the shavings.
Barry rode the "Dirt Zamboni" (tractor)
to break up the ice so Jennifer could ride.
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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!