Grayboo with our head "Witch". October 29, 2005.
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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
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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"
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Horses' Halloween Party with Costumes!
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. UPDATE: Read Light
Light Artillery was decked out in camo, helmet, gas
mask with a full array of light artillery. His mom Kriston Glushko 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 plentiful
(we have a new "Friend" who is a professional caterer) and no one
went home hungry.
We had enough food even for a hungry fence painting boy like Tom Sawyer played
The dapper Joe Bear came dressed as Huge Heffner in
his satin smoking jacket - complete with his own Playboy bunny.
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 is a former Thoroughbred race horse who
dressed as Zorro with his mom in matching costume.
One of the heroes, 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
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, Gertjan van Roekel were also dressage alike with red waist sashes,
pirate hats, long haired wigs and eye patches. Yes, Big Money wore an eye
patch and he let Gertjan ride him through the obstacle 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 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 undisturbed 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", Grandma 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
being ridden in a western saddle by Jordie who is just a beginner to riding. "Wolfie" is
not afraid of anything in the arena including the "ghosts" flying
behind him. October 29, 2005
Austin's Wolf learned 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! UPDATE: Read Austin's
Wolf's Success Stories page.
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.
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
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, 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 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 aka Brewster was dressed as Frankenstein with Dr. Frankenstein mounted.
Brewster had bolts attached to his bridle and worn ragged pants.
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
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
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
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.