Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm on the Web. Take a virtual tour
of the farm and see the beautiful thoroughbreds
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
More Horses SOLD!
If you see a horse you like, you better act fast! That's what Rosemarie
Spillane did when she saw
Joe Kelly's Tune on our Prospect
page. After Elizabeth, she was one of the first to ride
Joe Kelly's Tune. It was a match made in heaven. Rosemarie is a former
"A" Pony Clubber so she knows a good horse when she sees
one. She plans to continue Joe Kelly's training at our farm with the
three "E" trainers: Elizabeth,
Erika and Elisa.
Joe Kelly's Tune and new mom Rosemarie
And another horse sold . . .
We have another horse match made at the farm. Congratulations to
Kendall Dennis on the purchase of Paran!
Paran is a Percheron/Thoroughbred cross who was a PMU baby like
Firefly. Paran belonged to our very skilled and licensed farrier
Chase New and was trained by Elisa Wallace. Kendall tried Ace's Angel
first. She was not quite a match. Then she tried Secret and really
liked him. But, when she got on Paran we knew she had found her special
horse! What a lovely pair. They will grow up and learn together with
the training from Elisa Wallace at Bits & Bytes Farm. Paran is
our newest boarder and we want to welcome Kendall's mom Ellen and
sister Morgan to our farm family.
Paran and Kendall Dennis
And a training update on two Bits & Bytes
and their new moms . . .
We are always being asked how hard it is to train a horse right off-the-track.
The answer is, "It depends". If the horse is chosen wisely
for temperament and soundness it can be a very easy transition.Marie
van Roekel took a chance on getting Two Thumbs Up
directly from the track based on Elizabeth's recommendation after
she saw the horse. Elizabeth had bought Joe
Kelly's Tune from the same trainer and she knew that
he takes good care of his horses. As you can see from the photo below,
he has lived up to his name -- Marie gives two thumbs up for Two
Thumbs Up after her first ride -- less than one week after
his last race.
Marie's second ride on Two Thumbs Up was on our
trails he remained calm and willing the whole time. This weekend she
even started him over poles on the ground and cross rails. He seems
to enjoy the work.
If you are ready to get a horse directly
off-the-track call us. We are doing a trip on Friday August 6th.
RU Ready to Rumble
and Lauren McKee have begun their eventing career
together. Here is what Lauren has to say:
Just wanted to give you an update on Rumble. He is doing great. We're
living in Lexington, KY now. Rumble did his first event in May at
the beginner novice level and won!! We have since done 3 novice level
events and have another one at the KY horsepark this weekend. He has
turned out to be very bold and brave at new fences and loves to jump!
He seems to love the water jumps and has not looked at one yet. I
am having a great time with him. I have attached three pictures of
us jumping. I hope things are going well there!
Rumble and Lauren finished 8th out of 22 in the novice
horse division. It was his toughest XC yet and he jumped clear. Click
to see the full results.
RU Ready to Rumble
was sold in November to Lauren McKee.
Call or come by for a visit
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. Call us
to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment. We'd
love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it will
be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!