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
Happy Halloween from Bits & Bytes Farm!
Bits & Bytes Farm Web Sighting
An Update on Some Former Bits & Bytes Farm Horses . . .
or ex-race horses enjoying their new lives!
Lylle and mom Meg won the costume class as
Lylle and Meg have been earning Pony Club ratings
and attending horse shows. They are bringing home the ribbons including
a first place for the costume class. Lylle says she never got this
dressed up when she was racing!
Smokey & Ikon
is doing great with mom Amy. They are competing at horse shows
and doing puppy walks with the Belle Meade Hounds.
Even Amy's dad Jeff is having fun competing with
his horse Ikon.
They enjoyed the competition
at a gymkhana.
Smokey is not afraid of the fox hounds. Thoroughbreds
can do anything!
was a little confused by the commotion of his first show. He was jigging
and looking around. Ten year old Josh made a tough decision and decided
not to show him but to take the time to school him and get him used
to the show grounds. Here is what his mom had to say about her very
mature son along with some photos from his schooling at the show grounds:
are so proud of Josh! He made a really tough decision in favor
of the future, instead of immediate gratification or to save
face in front of his peer group……let me tell you
it was tough for him to keep hearing about the other students
ribbons and answer why he didn’t show Bailey. In the end
he understood maybe even better than we did . . .
said, “Mom it would be easy to show on the school ponies,
but not everyone could ride my Bailey.”
are VERY pleased with Bailey, even though he Bailey was a little
confused by the commotion of his first show, in the end Josh
had him stretching and walking on the buckle, but it took patience
and time. We figure we have plenty of time to let these two
grow and develop together.
I told Josh he may not have earned an actual blue ribbon, but
he earned something even better, the respect and trust of his
horse. Sometimes the big wins are not the ones you walk out
of the ring with, but rather what you walk away with in your
heart. We will keep you posted and send you photo journal updates.
Pumpkin carved by Marie van Roekel.
Thanks to the van Roekels (Marie and Gertjan) it is starting to look
like Fall around our farm. Our resident artist, Marie, carved the
Bits & Bytes Farm logo into - not one but - two great pumpkins!
They also spruced up our arena with new silk flowers and two scary
Congratulations to Angela Jett and Hoopla! Two First Place Ribbons!
Hoopla and mom Angela won two blue ribbons Saturday at the Lanier
Equestrian Center Dressage show. Hoopla is our newest boarder from
Cleveland, Ohio. He performed beautifully in the Training Level Dressage
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!