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
Cross-Country Training at Deerhaven Farm
Wiseguy's Out, Broadway Joe, Era of Chanago,
Brew This (Brewster) and Big Money.
It was a gorgeous fall day to be out riding. We like to say it was
a Five (Bay) Star Day for the horses of Bits & Bytes Farm. Our
gracious hostess Julie Montgomery opened up her heart and her farm
to our horses and owners to give them one of the most pleasant rides
ever! After a picnic overlooking the spring fed pond, we saddled up
to tour the property. Rolling hills and well groomed pastures were
inviting us to gallop. We first circled the perimeter of the property
at a walk and trot and then enjoyed galloping in the large pasture
by the pond.
Gertjan and Big Money could go fast enough.
They both have grins on their faces.
Gertjan and Big Money were grinning from ear to ear. Both of them
could not go fast enough. Rachael and Broadway Joe get the award for
the fastest pair though. Oh, to be that young and invincible again!
Look Ma . . . no hands! Gertjan and Big Money.
What a beautiful sight to see -- Thoroughbreds doing what they love
most -- galloping! They all enjoyed the fields and woods and were
well behaved and easy to control. None of them tried to take advantage
of the wide open spaces provided by the many acres and beautiful pastures
of Deerhaven Farm.
Era of Chanago and Marie.
The five bay stars included Era of Chanago (ridden by Marie), Brewster
(ridden by Barry), Broadway Joe (ridden by Rachael), Big Money (ridden
by Gertjan) and our newest horse -- Wiseguy's Out doing tripod duty
Wiseguy's Out and Elizabeth. This one's for
you Bill . ;--)
A great big Bits & Bytes Farm THANK YOU to our hostess Julie
for the pleasure of riding on her lovely farm. It was a great training
experience for both the horses and the riders, too!
Brew This (Brewster) and Barry take their turn
galloping around the field.
Former horses of Bits & Bytes Farm UPDATE:
Another Baileysontherocks update . . .
I just wanted to give
you some more news about Bailey. Today we took Bailey out on a short
trail ride with Josh from our new barn. HE DID FANTASTIC!!!. You would
think he was an old cow horse. It was funny because our green horse
Chili took the lead with Bailey behind her and Caddy and Dawson at
the rear. Bailey went through puddles, water and past one Arab mare
of another rider who was actively working on dumping her rider on
the ground AGAIN. Bailey and Josh went by like they had been riding
trail for years. We aren’t ready to turn them loose on the long
trails yet, but I wanted to let you know how much we love this horse’s
attitude. . .
The story continues on our Baileysontherock's Success Stories page.
Smokey attends the Belle Meade Fox Hunt Opening hunt.
Smokey and mom Amy at Belle Meade's Opening
Meet - November 6, 2004
Liz! Well, opening meet was a blast! Smokey and I rode with the hilltoppers
for the first hour or so, and the field for the rest of the time.
He did beautifully. He jumped all of the coops and we did a LOT of
galloping. He thought he was back at the track! But he never ran away
or got out of control. He had a great time. He was very excited but
stayed clam and listened the whole time. He took all of those huge
coops like a pro. . . The
story continues on our Got Um Smoke Um's Success Stories page.
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!