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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
We've been shopping!
Last week we did a quick trip to the race track to pick up a new
horse. Not wanting to come home with three empty stalls, in our
4-Star FOUR horse head-to-head trailer, we put up some photos of
new June Prospect Horses for sale.
We also put a bulletin on our home page to let everyone know what
we were up to. Well, the response was overwhelming!
Here is how the trip went. We drove to Kentucky on Wednesday and
visited two farms. At the first farm Elizabeth rode El
was one of our June Prospect Horses for
sale. He turned out to be quiet and sane as well as GORGEOUS! We
decided to buy him ourselves.
Elizabeth takes El Piasso for a test ride at
his owner's farm in Kentucky.
Next stop was at the farm of our June
Prospect Mare -- Urca. We
wanted to check out the dam of our June
Prospect Horse Three - Austin's
Urca is beautiful! She would make a great sport horse broodmare.
She has big bone and a kind temperament. All her babies - we've
seen three - are big and laid back. See her yearling on our Prospect
Horses page. Austin's
Wolf is her three year-old and she has a
four year-old that could be Joe
Bear's or Cloned
Colony's twin. We were asked to get photos of her
for several potential buyers. Urca is sound for riding as well.
Austin's Wolf at home at Bits & Bytes Farm.
He is Urca's three-year old son.
Thursday morning we were at the track at 6 AM looking at our June
Prospect Horses Austin's
Two , Prospect
our chestnut, April
Prospect Three. We had already purchased a chestnut
Thoroughbred and he had been shipped to the track for us
pick up. So with El
Piasso and new new
chestnut "Val" we
had two horses to bring home for sure.
Our June Prospect Horse Three was Austin's
Wolf. Austin's Wolf and his new mom Kriston.
Our June Prospect Three, Austin's
Wolf, became our third horse, for the ride home,
when Kriston Glusco called us at the track - after seeing our
bulletin . She told us to put "Wolfie" on the trailer for her.
That gave us three horses to bring back and we only had three
stalls open at the farm. Kriston is letting us start "Wolfie" for
her. He will be boarding at Bits & Bytes Farm and will receive
training from Elisa
Wallace for a month before going home to Kriston's new farm. This
is always an option when you purchase a Prospect
Horse from the track.
We spent the rest of the morning taking lots of photos of potential
new Prospect Horses to offer
on our Web site at the best
We arranged for vet checks, gathered Jockey Club papers, coggins
and health certificates for the three horses and loaded up the first
two at the track and set out to pick up El Piasso.
Elizabeth gave a quick
call back to the farm to check on messages and there was one from
Shannon Venezia calling about a prospect horse. She quickly returned
her call only to learn that Shannon wanted El Piasso for herself!
We returned to the farm and took some more photos and close ups of
him with our cell phone.
El Piasso is now at home in Virginia with
his new mom Shannon.
Shannon said she wanted him shipped from Kentucky directly
to Virginia to save costs. We made arrangements for him to stay
at the farm until he could be picked up by a commercial hauler on
Monday. El Piasso is now in Virginia with his new mom! Congratulations
Shannon on a fantastic purchase!
We have added more horses for sale to our Prospect
Horses' page since our return. We are planning another trip
up this week, hopefully to pick up June
Prospect Five (a buyer called
us upon our return or she would have been on the trailer) and June
Prospect Six who was added this week after our trip. June
Prospect Six went up on the our Web site and was sold
within a half an hour!
Be sure to check out three new Prospect Horses that were added June
21st. They are listed under the heading of Newer June Prospects.
They are well bred and ready to be picked up this week. Call us ASAP
to get all the details and to order a vet check on any horse still
at the track. We still have room for two more horses on this trip.
Will one of those be yours? Hurry. Call today.
King as been sold to a Bits & Bytes Farm "family"
member - Rob Jett, husband of Angela and father of Hoopla our
dressage star boarder. It pays to have an "inside track" and
a "family" connection!
King and his new dad Rob getting to know each other.
King and his new mom Angela.
Happy Birthday Barry! - June 21st
Marie and Lise arranged for a wonderful birthday celebration for
our favorite farmer - Barry. We had a great turnout for a wonderful
dinner and birthday cake. There were so many guests that we ran out
of chairs, so Bits & Bytes Farm trainer, Elisa Wallace brought her
own -- Irish!
Irish had to help the birthday boy open his presents!
Irish enjoyed the party and he especially enjoyed eating the macaroni
and cheese. After smearing it all over his face he proceeded to give
Gertjan hugs and kisses before helping the birthday boy open his
presents. Happy Birthday Barry! We couldn't do it without you.
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!