Can You Help?

This is the time of year when Thoroughbred race horses 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?

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Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire.

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NEW WEB PAGE! Check out our BARGAIN BARN page of special needs horses.
NEW -June 28, 2006

New Training Notes from Elizabeth.
UPDATED: January 7, 2006

NEW Prospect Horses for Sale. Our new format allows for more photos of each horse. June 28 , 2006 - Call we have more at very low prices! Going, Going - Gone. We sold three horses on June 26, 2006 that never even made it to the Web site!

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New Success Stories and updates to older ones! Thank you for staying in touch and letting us share in your successes! -
UPDATED: June 28, 2006

Looking for former Home page stories? They are listed by date and on our NEWZ page.

NEW PROSPECT HORSES almost daily at this time of the year. Check back often or better yet call and put in your order!




Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner. Go to to see more photos of Grayboo. Thank you Mark for the use of these beautiful photos!!!

Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner. See more of Mark's wonderful photographs at :

Thank you Mark for the use of these beautiful photos on both Grayboo's and Got Um Smoke Um's Success Stories pages.

Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner. Go to HoofClix to see more photos of Grayboo.

Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner.

Grayboo has a great new Success Story of his latest competition. Grayboo was sold from the farm. He was one of our Horses For Sale at Bits & Bytes Farm.








Former Propsect Horse for Sale - Storm Shooter with Dr. Paula Chor.

Storm Shooter was a recent Prospect Horse for Sale who now lives in Missouri with
Dr. Paula Chor.

Hi Elizabeth,
A quick update. Storm Shooter is doing great. He has made a turnout buddy. . . a little sorrel gelding. I couldn't resist hopping on for a ride before we left on vacation. He is great. Quiet, takes everything in, very responsive to cues...even though he doesn't know me from a coconut. What a classy guy. Sorry the picture is not that great. My photographer was a disinterested teenager.
Bye for now,






Matt's Memo was a horse "At Risk" when his trainer needed the stall.

Matt's Memo was a horse "At Risk" when his trainer needed the stall. Read Matt's Memo's Success Stories.


Joker's Jest is safe in Georgia. Read his Success Stories page.

Joker's Jest is safe in Georgia. Read his Success Stories page. Holly Mize is his new mom.






DG Dusty is now at home with Julie Ann Elmore

DG Dusty is now at home with Julie Ann Elmore. Read their update on this page.









Roman Ripples goes swimming!

Girls just wanta have fun - See Roman Ripples and Amye swimming on their Success Stories page!


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.

Click here to tell your friends about this Web site.

Three Former Horses for Sale from Bits & Bytes Farm - Competing at Horse Shows and Combined Training

Austin's Wolf, Grayboo and Got Um Smoke Um were competing a few weekends ago. All of them were very successful with their new owners.

Former OTTB - Austin's Wolf and mom Laurie Flebotte
OTTB - Austin's Wolf and mom Laurie Flebotte continue their winning streak at his second show ever!

Grayboo and Amanda Cunefare and Got Um Smoke Um with Amy Macintire were all competing at Pine Top and they both won third place in their divisions. See their Success Stories pages. We have a new supporter of our mission to help spread the good word on OTTBs - photographer extraordinaire - Mark Walter Lehner. Many thanks to professional photographer him for letting us use his photos of Grayboo and Got Um Smoke Um. Be sure to visit Mark's Web site: to see his photo gallerys of Grayboo and Got Um Smoke Um and many other wonderful horses and riders at competitions.

Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner. See more of Mark's wonderful photographs at :
Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner. See more of Mark's wonderful photographs at : Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire at Pine Top 1-Day Horse Trials.

We Love to Get New Success Stories!

We have sold so many horses it is hard to keep up with all the Success Stories and get them posted in a timely manner. We apologize to our buyers. Unlike many people who are in the business of "selling" horses we are "match makers" and will not sell to just anyone. When you buy a horse with our assistance, we want to be a part of the successful transition of the horse and buyer. You are a part of the extended Bits & Bytes Farm family.

Grayboo has an updated Success Story too!
Grayboo's Success Stories have been updated! Amanda Lynn Cunefare and Grayboo at Pine Top 1-Day Horse Trials. Photo credits: Mark Walter Lehner and

We want to share your Success Stories so others will see that OTTB Thoroughbreds are not "hot or crazy". The ones that might be more difficult have usually have had bad handling. The sensitivity of a Thoroughbred is what makes them such a pleasure to ride. They are the horse of choice for the "better rider" who can appreciate how little effort it takes to get a Thoroughbred to perform. Thoroughbreds WANT to please their owners! They need and crave affection from their owners.

The owners and trainers we buy from are following our horses' Success Stories on our Web site. When you send us a Success Story it proves to the owner/trainer that he made the right decision by letting Bits & Bytes Farm find a good home for his horse. That trainer will be more likely to call us when he has a good horse who needs a home. Everyone wins: horse, trainer, buyer. Why can't life be like this more often?

Click here to read earlier Success Stories from "Skinny" and Jessica.

Prospect Horses for Sale - Going, Going, Gone!

These horses are gone but we are getting new horses almost daily now. Call if you are a serious buyer. These horses are selling fast at this time of the year. Several Prospect Horses were sold this week that never even made it to the Web site. Go to our Prospect Horses for Sale or go to our Horses for Sale for horses that are in training at Bits & Bytes Farm. Better yet - CALL if you are a serious buyer and see what horses are not yet listed on the Web site!

Here are a few more Success Stories of our newest horses SOLD!:

Matt's Memo

Matt's Memo was another horse "At Risk". We had put him up on our Web site as a Prospect Horse for Sale when his trainer sold him to another trainer in West Virginia. The horse was shipped out just as we had found him a new home. His exercise rider loved Matt's Memo very much and stayed in touch with his new trainer/owner. She knew Matt's Memo was not interested in racing and when the new trainer realized it, he wanted Matt's Memo gone - NOW! That's when we got the call and put out the word on our Web site. We had several people interested in helping but nothing was working out. We arranged for shipping to a woman in Florida - then she found out the stall she was hoping for, was not available so she could not take him. The shipper was called and the destination changed to Bits & Bytes Farm - we could not let a sound, sweet horse go to auction! Within a hour, Sandy Larson called in and said that she could give Matt's Memo a good home. Another call was made to the shipping company and the destination was changed to South Carolina! The shipping company could not get in touch with their driver and by the time he did he was past West Virginia and he would not be picking up the horse. It would have been nice if they let us know earlier!@#! Another mad scramble was made to find an overnight stall for the horse. His trainer was claiming a horse that evening and had to have the stall. He was less than accommodating but a stall was finally found and a new shipping company hired for pickup in the morning. Thanks to Tapp Transport for going out of their way to help save Matt's Memo and get him to South Carolina where he can start his new career as a soon to be gelding! Follow his new life on Matt's Memo's Success Stories.

Joker's Jest

Joker's Jest was a horse "At Risk" when a potential buyer backed out of the sale at the last minute . . . here is latest from "Joker's" new owner, Holly Mize, who saved him.

Joker is still doing great. He is all settled in now and enjoying life as a horse. Thanks for everything.

Holly stopped by for a visit with her dad. We had never met her before she purchase Joker's Jest. Now she is part of the Bits & Bytes Farm family of "Friends".

Holly Mize and dad with new "Friend" Victor Fasciani. June 16, 2006
Holly Mize and dad with new "Friend" Victor Fasciani. June 16, 2006

DG Dusty

DG Dusty was a recent Prospect Horse for Sale. He was purchase directly off-the-track by Julie Ann Elmore of Coatsville, Indiana.


Thought I would give you an update on DG. Today was day four on the lunge line. He was fantastic. I just have a surcingle with side reins and a D ring bit on him. Day one he pretty much ran around with his head in the air, a race horse :)...Today he came out, quiet as can be, stayed out on the circle, barely fought the side reins at all and was very good with my voice commands. We've only been walking and trotting. I don't think he is balanced enough yet to canter on that small of a circle but he's darn close! I am going to hop on him for the first time tomorrow and just walk him around the whole property...let him check things out and get used to carrying my lard-butt around...poor guy! He does have a fantastic mind and when he brings his head down he's not a bad mover either!

Read more of DG Dusty's Success Stories.

More Success Stories to warm your heart

Do you still want to read MORE Success Stories? Go to our Success Stories page and choose a horse from the list on the right side of the page. Follow your favorite horse as he/she is trained for a new career after the finish line.

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.

Morning turnout at Bits & Bytes Farm
Morning turnout at Bits & Bytes Farm

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!

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