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.
WOW! What a Week.
For the last two weeks we have been asking everyone to help us find homes
for 25 horses that were in desperate need of new homes. Many of you responded
and for that we say THANK YOU!
Your response has been overwhelming! We had hundreds of e-mails and phone
calls from people wanting more information. We had over 1000 visitors one
day on our Web site! In less than two weeks we sold 12
of the 25 special horses needing homes! We hired a 15 horse van to get
our horses down from Ohio and some more from Kentucky! Read their stories here.
There are still more horses needing homes, so
if you missed out on this load, call ASAP! Check them out here.
Many of you were willing to help
Jessica Hughes of Rutherfordton, NC is his new mom. "Skinny" will
be going to his new home next weekend but he is at the
farm for the rest of the week. Call us and stop by to visit him and our newest
horses for sale - Artic
See photos and read the full story of our 12 of the 25 horses finding new
We sold so many horses we had to hire a 15-horse
van to get them all to the South.
Even More Prospect Horses SOLD!
Last week, besides finding homes for 12 of our 25 special horses, we sold
five Prospect Horses right off the Web site: Strict
the Groom (our very pretty gray filly), "Lance", "August
Prospect Two" the beautiful white gray Allovertheplace and
one who never even made it to our site - Brother Darcy.
our August Prospect Two. August Prospect One is still available. He looks like
this guy but with a white mane and tail. SOLD!
be moving in with October Prospect Horse Melvin's
Brat and Susan Scheifley of Southern Pines, NC.
name Brother Darcy sounds familiar it is because he is
the full brother to Our
Boy Darcy. Elizabeth tracked him
down when Our Boy Darcy was
sold and finally she was able to purchase him. Read about Our
Boy Darcy on his Success Stories page.
We are starting to find
good bloodlines for sport horse prospects and we search out these horses
and wait for them to become available. Brother Darcy will
be living in Nashville, Tennessee with Mimi Barnes. We have been told
by numerous trainers who know him, that he is a real class horse.
Brother Darcy is the full brother to Our
Boy Darcy and the half brother of
Heather's Best and Melvin's Brat.
Darcy is also
the half brother of Elizabeth's favorite jumper Heather's
Best and half brother of September Prospect Horse, Melvin's
Brat. Melvin's Brat is getting a new
buddy this week because his mom Susan Scheifley of Southern, Pines,
NC purchased her second Prospect Horse. She bought our "August
Prospect Horse Two" - Allovertheplace.
Cherish the Groom went to Cindel Alles of Wewahitchka, Florida. Here's what
she has to say about her new beauty.
Cherish the Groom now lives in Florida with Cindel Alles.
Cherish arrived about 2 hours ago. She
is breathtakingly beautiful! Her pix did not do her justice. I
measured her at 15.3-16.0 hands so she is bigger than expected. And a gorgeous
dappled gray color. Not a blemish on her. I lunged her in a field (not
even a pen)and she moves and behaves beautifully. She is quiet, well
mannered and just a very sweet horse. Did I ever get lucky! (With
your help of course) If I decide on another prospect horse in the
future I will definitely give you a call.
I can’t wait until I start
really working with her. I’ll send you pix as soon as I get
a digital camera.
Thanks a million!
Elizabeth gives Strict Mister a kiss for good luck as he leaves for Florida.
Strict Mister also
went to Florida to live with Ashley Sewell in Fort Pierce. She jumped in hours
before Elizabeth's vet check to bring him to Bits & Bytes Farm. He was
the personal horse of one of our best contacts at the track so we know his
entire history in great detail. We are happy he has found a home and we know
there will always be more horses needing homes - especially at this time of
the year. She has called to let us know he has arrived safely. He immediately
dropped and rolled in the mud! He's happy to be in his new home.
Things were busy at the farm last week as well.
We had visitors from Seattle, Alabama, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.
Charlie and Alyssa Hendrickson of Sharpsburg, Georgia.
Charlie has found
his own little girl and we could not be happier with the match. Alyssa Hendrickson
of Sharpsburg, Georgia will be loving on Charlie and fox hunting him next season.
Mom Lana and dad Donnie will make sure he has a good home for life!
Buckeye Buckaroo was
purchased by Amy Wylly of Savannah, GA. He will be moving with her to their
newly purchased farm in East Tennessee. Amy taught Buckeye
Buckaroo how to jump while trying him out for the first time. She
was taken by his quiet, calm demeanor and his incredible gaits. Add to that
his natural jumping ability and this will be one pair to watch on our Success
We have two new horses at the farm that will soon be for sale.
Artic Vic was one of the 25 special horses. Elizabeth grabbed him for herself.
Vic and El Armstrong are our two new horses
that will soon be for sale at Bits & Bytes Farm. Watch
for their Horses for Sale page soon.
El Armstrong is available for sale at Bits & Bytes
Farm. December 5, 2005.
We still need homes for the rest of the horses!!!!!!! Here is the scoop.
We have been asked by a retired breeder/trainer to help him find homes
for his twenty five horses. We
have found homes for twelve so far. He has two and three year olds that are
unraced and unregistered, registered three and four year-olds, racing geldings,
young broodmares and one older broodmare that he needs to find homes for.
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. Some of the horses still meet racing conditions.
Many can be registered as Ohio breds. They are all from good racing stock.
Several horses have already be scooped up by smart buyers. Pricing starts
at just $1000! Many are available for less than $3000! They are sound and healthy.
We are looking for people who are willing to retrain these horses and find
them permanent homes. Horse traders need not call.
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.