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 - The Race to End Horse Slaughter
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.
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.
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
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.