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
We're Back from Our Prospecting Trip
We just completed a buying trip and brought back a gorgeous 17.1+
hand bay gelding name Knight Villain (aka "Good
Knight - the Gentle Giant"). This horse has real class and style.
He is a stakes winner of almost $293,000! He has clean legs at nine,
which tells you how well put together he is. I love finding older
horses still racing. If they retire sound from racing at nine, you
know they have no conformation problems that would lead to unsoundness.
"Good Knight" is the grandson of Mr. Prospector who is
by Raise a Native, by Native Dancer. Other famous horses in his pedigree
include: Nashua, Nasrullah, Triple Crown winner Count Fleet (both
sides of pedigree), Bold Ruler, Miss Disco, Polynesian, Northern Dancer,
Nearctic and Natalma. Click here
to see his pedigree. He is listed on our
"horses for sale" page.
New Outlet Page Coming Soon to the Bits & Bytes Farm Web site.
We saw over 40 horses on this trip! Some are not ready to leave racing
yet but we have them in our radar. Some of the horses are not quite
as perfect as we like but are suitable for pleasure or dressage work.
Our first Bits & Bytes Farm "Outlet
Horse" - Tony the Bear. He is great with kids.
We are starting a new area of the site for these kinds of horses.
We will call it the Bits & Bytes Farm Outlet Horses.
They are perfectly good horses that just don't fit our program because
of sex, old osselets, size or temperament. They will be with the trainer
still but are available for sale directly from the trainer. We will
list the trainer's name and number and you can contact them directly.
The trainer will help you arrange for a vet check.
Shipping can be arranged with our preferred shipper Billie Powell
(770-329-9677) for about 60 cents a mile or pick the horse up yourself
if you are close enough.
We do not guarantee anything about these horses. You must contact
the trainer directly. Know that all trainers are not 100% truthful
so be sure to do your homework and get a vet check so you know what
you are buying.
Dog food or human food. This horse was on
the way to the killers.
Would you Kill this Horse?
Can you believe this horse was on his way to the killers? He is very
well bred with Triple Crown winner - Seattle Slew, Buckpasser, Northern
Dancer, Secretariat, Nearctic, Natalma, Bold Ruler and Tom Fool in
his pedigree. The only thing wrong with him is that he has some big
ankles. A trainer with a big heart bought this boy for a few hundred
dollars to keep him from being taken to the killers by another trainer
on Saturday. If we had more room we would have brought him home. Not
to worry though -- he is one of the lucky ones. Justloadthewagons
has found a home on a farm in Ohio. He is an example of the kind of
horses that are going to slaughter just because the trainer needs
another stall. Our Outlet Page will feature horses like this one.
If you see a horse you like, you better act fast! Word is getting
out about the horses we find.
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!