November 14 , 2005

Don't forget to check what's new on the site.
UPDATED: November 27, 2005

New Training Notes from Elizabeth. November 6, 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! - November 22, 2005

Read about the first ever DOBIE DERBY and our Halloween Costume Party.

 


We have a kind, grey, 17.1 hand prospect who is a diamond in the rough on our Prospect Horses for Sale page.

 

These are some of the twenty five special horses that need your help! Their trainer can no longer care for these well bred horses as he has in the past. He wants to find good homes for them. There are racing prospects, sport horse/racing broodmare prospects, resale/competition prospects and some would just make great riding horses.

These are twenty five special horses that need your help. Read their story on the Prospect Horses for Sale page.

"Andy"
Artic Vic SALE PENDING
Artic Vicky Bad Hombre SOLD!
"Brett"
"Chap"

"Darling"
Eddy's Departure SALE PENDING
Finders Girl
He Named Me Katie SALE PENDING
Hollywood Vic
"Josh"
Most Always a Lady
My Sparky Boy
Noshrinking Violet
"Pretty"
"Skinny" SOLD!
Suzy Maewon
Thistle
Violet Maewon
Viva Vicky

 

 

 

Charlie went to his first horse show and won one second

Charlie went to his first horse show and won one second and two third place ribbons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Brown on Irish Morning Mist with her groom Marie van Roekel looking on. November 12, 2005

Megan Brown on Irish Morning Mist with her groom Marie van Roekel looking on. November 12, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read about the first ever DOBIE DERBY and our Halloween Costume Party.

Miss Sydney in the lead.

Miss Sydney in the lead.

 

 

Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm

 

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 our past "Newz" stories and watch for new postings on our "What's New on the Site" page.

Can You Help?

This is the time of year when Thoroughbred race horse are most at risk. The rescue groups do their best to find "at risk" horses and rescue them. Still, too many Thoroughbreds need to find homes. Even horses that are sound are "at risk" of going to an auction because the trainer does not have the resources to take care of the horse over the winter. We will be putting up lots of photos in the next few weeks. This is the best time to buy!

Can't afford to buy but would like to help? Please donate generously to your favorite Thoroughbred rescue group. We have many of their Web sites listed on our Links page. We can't save them all but we CAN make a difference in the life of one horse. Won't you help feed a rescue?

After the Finish Line by Bill Heller

"After the Finish Line - The Race to End Horse Slaughter in America"
by Bill Heller tells you what really happens. . . After the Finish Line! 50,000 horses are slaughtered annually in America! This book should be read by all those who really care about horses. Highly recommended by Elizabeth."Read this book and you will know why we started Bits & Bytes Farm but be sure to have several boxes of tissues at hand." - Elizabeth Wood

We have been asked by a retired breeder/trainer to help him find homes for his twenty five horses. He has weanlings, yearlings, two and three year olds that are unraced and unregistered, registered three and four year-olds, racing geldings, young broodmares and older broodmares.

They are turned out in pasture so our photos are not the best. Most have good weight but a few need some pounds added to their frames. The broodmares all have good breeding and have produced winning babies. Some of the mares would make good sport horse broodmares because of their big bone and correct conformation. The first few horses are now on our Prospect Horses for Sale page. More will be listed each day.

We will be adding photos to our Prospect Horses for Sale all this week. We are planning a trip to go see these horses in person. Call us if you would like us to check one out for you or if you would like to come with us.

"Lance" has new photos.
This is "Lance". Click here to see more photos on his Prospect page. SOLD!

Many of our favorite trainers need to find homes for horses that have not proven to be successful at racing. These trainers would rather sell a horse to our customers or to us than to let it go on racing when it is not competitive. We have a beautiful dark bay three year-old, 16.1 hand gelding named Strict Mister who is available now. See more of Strict Mister's photos on his prospect page.

Strict Mister - Available now.
Strict Mister - Available now.

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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