Read the Success Stories for these former Bits & Bytes Farm horses.

 

* Horses with asterisk in front of their name were purchased as Prospect Horses directly from the track.

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Fizzicus and his mom finally getting to enjoy each other.

Fizzicus and his mom finally getting to enjoy each other. Amanda's riding was cut short by surgeries in both November and January so Elizabeth started Fizzicus for her at the farm. Click here to see a video of Fizzicus created by his dad David.

Elizabeth's first ride on Sing D Song - March 18, 2007

Elizabeth's first ride on a former Prospect Horse For Sale "Singsong" real name:
Sing D Song - March 18, 2007

Show Master meets his new mom. February 27, 2007

Show Master and his new mom, Halliea. Thanks for your help - You and Becky are amazing and have such an eye. Two times now! Everyone should really listen to her opinion- or else they may miss out!
- Halliea Milner buyer of two Prospect Horses For Sale.

February 2007

Gloria Coleman and Fame for a Day

Fame for a Day with his mom Gloria Coleman. October 2006

Thank you for this site......It so inspires me to become not only a better rider, but a more humble human being. I love reading these amazing stories of chance, luck, love, passion, commitment, and God's amazing grace. Bits & Bytes Farm "Success Stories" is a best seller in my mind. We had such a great time at the clinic! I wish that we could live closer because Marc and I feel that our true horse family is at Bits & Bytes Farm!

-- Gloria Coleman and Fame for a Day

 

Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire. October 2006

Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire. October 2006

Just to let you know, at every event I've been to, some random person recognizes Smokey from your website. We always have a great conversation, and it makes Smokey feel like a celebrity. He is getting a big head. You are becoming very well known in the eventing world because of the high quality horses you continue to sell.

Amy and Smoke Ums

 

Sing D Song was a Prospect Horse for Sale. Grey horses sell fast!

Sing D Song was a Prospect Horse for Sale. Grey horses sell fast! Read Sing D Song's Success Stories.

Vicky Vicky Vicky April 14, 2006

Vicky Vicky Vicky with Robin - April 14, 2006

Vicky Vicky Vicky - February 10, 2006

Vicky Vicky Vicky and Artic Vic have the same mom Artic Vicky. - March 19, 2006

She is currently with a rescue organization in Lexington, KY.

 

Big Money and Gertjan van Roekel were pirate twins at our Halloween Costume Party. October 29, 2005

Big Money and Gertjan van Roekel were pirate twins at our Halloween Costume Party. October 29, 2005

 

 

 

Two Thumbs Up with mom Marie van Roekel. October 8, 2005

Two Thumbs Up with mom Marie van Roekel. Marie bought Two Thumbs Up as a Prospect Horse directly from his trainer with the help of Bits & Bytes Farm.

 

 

 

Meg and Lylle - September 2005

Mary Jo's girls. Meg and Lylle - September 2005

 

 

 

Visit Ikon's success stories page.

Visit Ikon's Success Stories page. Ikon is shared by dad Jeff and daughter Beth (sister of Amy - Got Um Smoke Um) Beth has been competing Ikon and Got Um Smoke Um have gone him to college with their moms.

 

 

Ikon and Beth rake in the ribbons.

Visit Ikon's Success Stories page.

Grayboo and Amanda Cunefare. June 2006

Grayboo and Amanda Cunefare. June 2006

 

 

Elizabeth's Note: We ask that you do not change a horse's name as the former owners, trainers and riders can follow their successes by searching the Internet on the horses' names. We have had breeders, grooms, riders and former owners find their former horses listed on our Web site. They have contacted us to let us know how happy they are that their favorite horse is safe and has not gone to slaughter.

PS It is also supposed to be bad luck to change a horse's name. Barn names can be changed but the horse should always be shown under the registered name.

 

 

See photos of Alaskan Crown! She is a grey mare For Sale.
Alaskan Crown and Artrageous competed at the Chattahoochee Hills Combined Training event in Fairburn, GA. Both are horses we sold to Fox Haven Farm. Click here to see their photos.

Bits & Bytes Farm Success Stories

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Success Stories of Former Bits & Bytes Farm
Off-The-Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs)

If you purchase one of our horses, it is a requirement of the sale that you stay in touch. We want to make sure that it is still a good match. We look forward to everyone's e-mails and photos. We update the horses' Success Stories so that others might share in the excitement of owning a Thoroughbred. We are always available for training suggestions as well. If it becomes necessary to resell one of our horses, we will assist you in many ways including putting the horse up on our Web site. We have promised the trainers and former owners of these horses that they will always have a good home and not be sold at auction or return to racing. They are watching our Web site for updates on their horses. They let us know how happy they are that their horses have found a good homes. When updates are slow in coming, they call us to find out how their horse is doing. Please understand the importance of staying in touch if your purchase one of our horses!

If you are at a horse competition and see a former Bits & Bytes Farm horse or Prospect Horse, please take some photos and introduce yourself. It will be your chance to check our references and it will make the owner feel like a star!

Elizabeth's Notes: We will always help to place any horse we have sold. If you keep up with the horse's Success Stories then any potential buyer knows the entire history of the horse. The horse's pedigree is free on the Internet, race records are available for eight to ten dollars at the official Jockey Club Web site and the Success Stories tell potential buyers what the horse has been doing since he left the track. It is much less of a gamble to buy one of our OTTB Resale Horses than it would be to buy a horse locally from someone you do not know. There is no fee for your horse being listed for sale on our Web site. Sorry, we are not able to list horses for sale that we have not helped to place.

Lylle is an eventing horse for sale. June 2008.
Lylle is sadly offered for sale. She is looking for a new little girl to win with at horse shows and combined training events. Click here to read her Success Stories. June 2008

Dr. Kenny Winn Success Stories Update from May 8, 2007

It was great to speak with you today!! I've scanned the chiropractic information on your site and I will try a few of those exercises with Kwinn to see if that helps with his kicking out during grooming.

When I think back to my decision to get another horse, I'm so glad that I made the decision to write to you and then make that first phone call. It's taken me many years to be in a position to have a horse of my own again and when I made the decision to get an OTTB, I'm glad that I found Bits & Bytes to work with! Without you and your track contacts, I wouldn't have Kwinn. He and I are fortunate that you and your contacts are so committed to the horses and their potential owners. Because of all you do, I have the perfect horse for myself and my family and Kwinn has a wonderful new life!

Thanks to all of you!
Ronni and Kwinn

Click here to read Dr. Kenny Winn's Success Stories. He was purchased as a Prospect Horse directly from the race track.

Grayboo moved up to training level eventing at the River Glen Horse Trials. November 2007
Read the UPDATED Success Stories for our former horse for sale - Grayboo. December 3, 2007

"Brett" got a third place in the w-t-c class! A huge class too!
"Brett" got a third place in the w-t-c class! It was his first public canter and it was a huge class too! Click here to read the full story. March 24, 2007

Artrageous - March 9, 2007
Artrageous - March 9, 2007

Vicky Vicky Vicky and Elizabeth get to know each other better. March 2007
Vicky Vicky Vicky and Elizabeth get to know each other better. March 2007

Austin's Wolfe brings home ANOTHER Championship ribbon. - March 4, 2007
Austin's Wolfe brings home ANOTHER Championship ribbon. - March 4, 2007

If your horse looses a shoe . . . A tip from Sandra Larson (Matt's Memo)

I just read about Austin's Wolf's hoof issues, and want to share a hoof wrapping technique I learned this summer. My old TB got an abscess, so we had to do the soaking and wrapping routine. The woman who has been riding him suggested I use a disposable diaper as the padding, and it worked like a CHARM! You basically put the diaper over the foot (with the leg holes on the sides of the hoof, padding completely covering the sole and up the front wall and over the back heels), and fasten the stretchy velcro tabs around the pastern. Then you can put on Vetwrap and/or duct tape around the hoof to hold it steady and add strength at the sole and wall area. My horses are out at pasture, and that wrap stayed on overnight (granted, it wasn't muddy) and it wasn't restrictive above the hoof. I also used disposable swim diapers with similar results. I swear by it now!

If anyone else has good tips to share, please send them to us to post on the Web site. Thank you Sandra for this great tip! - Elizabeth

Whozierhurry has made it to Mexico!

Whozierhurry aka "Kolibri"
Former Prospect Horse for Sale"Whosyourhoney" is our newest Success Story and our first International Sale!

Congratulations Laura Southard of Orlando, Florida and Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Whozierhurry will be training in Mexico for the next year with Laura.

February 7, 2007

HI!

A quick note to let you know that Whozierhurry (Kolibri) is doing well--- the vet has been out to check his foot and pack it everyday because of the darn nail getting too close, but we caught it immediately and it shouldnt be a big deal. Everyone that takes a look at this guy thinks he is very handsome! I am using this "downtime" to give massages (which he LOVES) and put on the bridle and saddle and generally get him used to all sorts of these new things. (But it is not seeming necessary...he lets me do anything). Everyone marvels at how quiet and well behaved he is. He makes my 6yo warmblood from Germany look bad!!! In fact, because he is SO good, it has made me realize I have some work to do on the other horse with her ground manners!

I have been reading some of the other success stories of horses recently sold and realized these people's experiences matched my own and I wanted to chime in to iterate that buying from you (from another country no less) was straightforward, easy, and most importantly, resulted in gettting a wonderful horse. You and Becky have held my hand throughout everything and I feel like I have two new friends!

I check your website regularly and am amazed at the quality of the horses....Like I said, after reading a few of the other success stories, I wanted to add my two cents for anyone out there wondering if going this route is for them. If after reading the information on your website, they feel that an OTTB might be a good partner, I would HIGHLY recommend going through you. Whozierhurry has the looks, temperment, build and mind that I was looking for in a prospect. I am excited to start working with him!

Thank you again! I will be sending pictures this weekend!

Sincerely,
Laura Southard
Orlando, FL
Guadalajara, Mexico

Click here to read Whozierhurry's Success Stories.

Horses have a way of bringing people together.
Horses have a way of bringing people together. Smokey and Grayboo have brought together Amy Macintire and Amanda Cunefare. Both girls love their grey horses and enjoy doing combined training events with them.

Light Artillery makes himself right at home on the front porch.
Light Artillery makes himself right at home on the front porch on Thanksgiving Day. Wait till he learns to ring the doorbell! Amanda Moyer will never get any rest! November 23, 2006.

Ikon and Beth Macintire.
Still in love after almost three years! Ikon has become a real part of the Macintire family with dad Jeff, sister Amy and even mom getting to ride Beth's horse.

Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire.
Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire. October 8, 2006

Vicky Vicky's new show name is Victory!
Vicky Vicky Vicky's new show name is Victory! September 24, 2006

Irish Morning Mist places FIRST in the 3'3" jumpers - September 24, 2006
Irish Morning Mist places FIRST in the 3'3" jumpers - September 24, 2006

OTTB success story.
Artrageous is safe and enjoying his new home. Read Artrageous' new Success Stories page.

OTTB success stories
Former Prospect Horse for Sale B C Charmer is now at home with his new mom Lori LaMattina in Dayton, Ohio.

Storm Shooter and Jack.
Read the updated Success Stories for former Prospect Horse Storm Shooter and his six year- old friend Jack.

Grayboo goes tthrough the water obstacle with Amanda.
Grayboo goes to his second show with Amanda. See photos and read their story. Photo credit Mark Walter Lahner. Visit his photo gallery at: http://hoofclix.com

". . . we are so excited about Grayboo’s progress! He is such a wonderful horse and quite the character. Amanda and Grayboo really are a good match and she loves him very much."

Read Grayboo's Success Stories update from February 10, 2007.

Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner.Go to HoofClix.com to see more photos of Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire. www.HoofClix.com Thank you Mark for the use of these beautiful photos!!!
Photo copyright Mark Walter Lehner. Go to HoofClix.com to see more photos of Got Um Smoke Um and Amy Macintire. www.HoofClix.com Thank you Mark for the use of these beautiful photos!!! June 10, 2006 at Pine Top Horse Trials in Thompson, Georgia.

Roman Ripples goes swimming with Amye.
Roman Ripples goes swimming with Amye. See more photos.

Our Boy Darcy and Jessica clean up at a horse show in equitation and jumping. April 2006
Our Boy Darcy and Jessica clean up at a horse show in equitation and jumping. April 2006

Charlie wins first second and third!
Charlie wins first, second and third with 12 year-old friend - Meredith. May 3, 2006

Austin's Wolf attended his first show and was the Grand Champion of his division! March 12, 2006
Austin's Wolf attended his first show and was the Grand Champion of his division! March 12, 2006

Flame Boyant is being ridden by a 13 year old young lady. March 12, 2006
"Skinny" now known as Flame Boyant is being ridden by a 13 year old young lady. March 12, 2006

Suzie Maewon and her new mom Nicki  Nault of Loganville, GA
Suzie Maewon and her new mom Nicki Nault of Loganville, GA

Our Success Stories let you share your excitement of Thoroughbred ownership with others who can only dream. They are important to us, as the former trainers and owners are watching to make sure their horses get good homes and are well loved. The Success Stories pre sell Bits & Bytes Farm to the trainers and owners because they know our mission is to place OTTBs into loving homes. This matters to the trainers and owners who care about their horses - those are the kind of trainers we like to buy our horses from.

Cherish the Groom
now has her own Success Stories page.— February 12, 2006

Cherish the Groom. Still growing! - January 2006
Cherish the Groom. Still growing! - January 2006

Alaskan Crown and Linnea. November 2005
Alaskan Crown and Linnea. November 2005

Many horse brokers get horses off-the-track and flip them quickly. At Bits & Bytes Farm we like to get to know the horse and the potential owner to make sure we make a good match. We are always here to offer support and training suggestions. When you buy a horse from Bits & Bytes Farm you become one of our extended family members. We are "Match Makers" NOT Horse Brokers!

Stephanie Nissen and French Made aka "Fred E." schooling cross country fences. October 2005
Stephanie Nissen and French Made aka "Fred E." schooling cross country fences. October 2005

See the full list of Success Stories on the top right side of this page. Many of our Success Stories are from people who bought a Prospect Horse, sight unseen from our Web site. We will only sell a Prospect Horse to people who have the skills and resources to train a Thoroughbred directly off-the-track.

What is is like to buy a Prospect Horse?

Shannon Darby bought Missilery as a Prospect Horse


Shannon said it was love at first sight when she saw Missilery for the first time at the track.

Read Shannon Darby's story about buying Missilery as a Bits & Bytes Farm Prospect Horse for sale.

Shannon and Missilery -June 27, 2005
Shannon and Missilery -June 27, 2005

Success Stories from our Budget Priced Prospect Horses for Sale.

These horses were all purchased sight unseen, with a vet check, from our Prospect Horses for Sale page directly from the trainer/owner with our assistance.

We understand that you might we leery of buying a horse without seeing it. And, that is why we have horses for sale at our farm. But if you have a limited budget and the experience to train a horse we offer our Prospect Horses for Sale. We work hard to know the personalities and soundness of the Prospect Horses we sell. We take a lot of the gamble out of buying a horse directly from the track and save you time and money, too.

All the horses listed down the right side of this page that have an asterisk in front of the name were purchased as Prospect Horses - sight unseen! Read theProspect Horse Success Stories to get an understanding of what it takes to train an off-the-track Thoroughbred. Many of these horses were purchased from a photo and a vet check. We have many more stories. These are just a few:

Sold from the farm after receiving training

Alaskan Crown FOR SALE
Austin's Wolf
Buckeye Buckaroo
Charlie
Fame for a Day
Got Um Smoke Um
Grayboo
Irish Morning Mist
Lylle FOR SALE
Our Boy Darcy
Joe Bear
So Romeo

 

 

Sold from Web site as a
Prospect Horse for Sale

Artrageous
Christian's Hope aka "Bobbi"
Fizzicus
Mr. Mully
Most Always a Lady
Pretty
Roman Ripples
Skinny aka Flame
Steffie's Hope
Vicky Vicky Vicky
Whozierhurry



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