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.
Viva Vicky, Most Always a Lady and Dora
Two more of our 25 Special Horses (Viva Vicky and Most Always a Lady) have found homes in Georgia along with our Prospect Horse For Sale -" Dora", real name Dorlee.
The three mares arrived at our farm around 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening March 21st. They calmly walked down our aisle between 22 geldings! The boys had their heads out looking at these beautiful girls. All three mares acted like ladies and walked out to the quarantine stalls and back pastures.
Most Always a Lady and Viva Vicky enjoy breakfast together at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Viva Vicky and Most Always a Lady were used to being outside in Ohio, so they shared a pasture for the evening. Dorlee aka "Dora" made herself comfortable in a quarantine stall as she was used to being stalled. Not one of the mares were high strung or the least bit upset by their long trip from Ohio and Kentucky. Elizabeth's midnight check took longer than expected, as they wanted to snuggle with her. They told Elizabeth how grateful they were to be in the warm South and away from the snow storm of that morning. Elizabeth was glad to listen and gave them some snuggles in return.
Most Always a Lady and Viva Vicky enjoy the warmth of Georgia. March 22, 2006
Wednesday March 22nd was the big day for the girls to meet their new moms. Most Always a Lady's mom was the first to arrive to pick up her girl. They met in the pasture and Most Always a Lady started training Susan Llewallyn, DVM, on how she would like her back scratched. The first meeting was a success and Most Always a Lady agreed to get on the trailer and go home with her new mom Susan.
Next, to head home was Viva Vicky. She was picked up by equine transporters, Larry and Sherry Shogren. Viva Vicky posed with Larry for her ribbon photo but had to wait until she arrived in LaGrange, Georgia to meet her new mom - Glenna Prieto. A phone call from Glenna later in the day reassured us Viva Vicky had arrived safely. Glenna has promised photos soon, and she tells us she is very happy with her new mare. Viva Vicky will soon partner up with Glenna's other mare, but for the first night they will have to just gossip over the fence. They seem to get along fine.
The last mare to head for her new home, was Dorlee. She was listed as "Dora" on our Prospect Horses for Sale page when she was spotted by Mandy Pilgrim. Mandy has lots of experience with Thoroughbreds and has worked at Adena Springs South in Ocala, Florida. Mandy also worked at Foxboro Farm in Thompson, GA and knows former Bits & Bytes Farm horses Got Um Smoke Um and Ikon.
Dorlee aka Prospect Horse for Sale "Dora" and her new mom Mandy Pilgrim.
It was a busy but fun day at Bits & Bytes Farm. Two more of our 25 Special Horses have found "Special" ladies to love them. What more could we ask for? Updates on their successes -- of course!
Even More Updates on Our 25 Special Horses
We have had great success placing our 25 Special Horses. They have all turned out to be very sweet and kind and easy to train. Do you remember the most special horse of our 25 - Skinny? He is doing fantastic. Read his Success Story and see how he is filling out and maturing. Updated March 22nd. Flame gets his first set of shoes!
This was Flame Boyant's (aka Skinny) Prospect Horse for sale photo taken in November 2005.
Flame Boyant just a few months later. He is now a gelding and has put on some pounds. March 12, 2006
We have had the pleasure of working with Artic Vic and My Sparky Boy at Bits & Bytes Farm. Both horses have shown great talent. Artic Vic went to young rider Jennifer Bliss. My Sparky Boy has been SOLD! Congratulation to Jessica Crafton! Hollywood Vic has been gelded and he is doing well in his race training.
My Sparky Boy with his new mom Jessica Crafton. March19, 2006
Read the Success Stories of several of the other 25 Special Horses we have placed. Click on the list is at the right side of this story. Our little pregnant filly "Darling" is due to foal in March (she is bagging up with milk!) and she is currently being fostered until she delivers. No foal yet but we have been promised photos.
Most Always a Lady and Viva Vicky made the trip from Ohio to Bits & Bytes Farm together. Thank goodness we did not have to leave Most Always a Lady behind. March 22, 206
Suzie Maewon is doing fantastic for her new mom Nicki Nault. Click here to read their Success Stories. She and Most Always a Lady look similar. Notice what a good grooming can do to improve a horse's appearance.
"Pretty" was purchased by Halliea Millner to train and place. She shares our beliefs and wants She Calls me Tater aka "Pretty" to have a good home.
Halliea is an experience horsewoman and has given "Pretty" the training she needs to start her new career as a sport horse. Check our their Success Stories page by clicking here. She is now For Sale. Grey horses for sale usually go fast. Don't miss out on her for a second time.
Going Going Gone!
We have placed lots of horses in the past few weeks and we still have several sales pending. Please give us a call to plan your visit before your favorite horse is sold. Grayboo has been SOLD!
Grayboo and his new mom Amanda Cunefare
Here is his first update from March 22, 2006:
Grayboo has settled in today. He’s catching on to the routine at our barn and knows when the hay and feed carts are coming! He’s been drinking and eating well today. Amanda spent the whole day at the barn. She rode Grayboo around the property and did a little flat work in our indoor arena and some in the outdoor arena. He was a little curious about the indoor and Amanda didn’t have as many moments of connection with him. It could be a different bit also. I’m sure they’ll get that all figured out and form a great partnership. He was great walking around the property – curious but not spooky. Everyone that came by the barn today commented on how beautiful he is.
The farrier was also here today, so Grayboo got new shoes. Of course he was great for the farrier.
Karen (Amanda's mom)
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
Morning turnout at Bits & Bytes Farm
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.