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June 17th, 2019

How to Introduce Young Horses to X-Country Fences

Introducing Thoroughbreds, or any horse to x-country fences, the first time can be both exciting and scary for the horse. This training note walks you through a process that is methodical and well thought out to make the learning fun and not over stimulating — while building the confidence of both the horse and the riders.

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March 11th, 2019

Have You Seen Our YouTube Retraining Thoroughbreds Channel?

Despook Training for Thoroughbreds

Here is a small selection of the videos you will find on our BitsandBytes Farm YouTube Channel. We have many videos to help you start training your off-the-track-Thoroughbred (OTTB). We also have some ‘dirty videos’ too… not that kind!

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January 25th, 2019

Made In Her Image in Training at Bits & Bytes Farm

OTTB Made In Her Image in Training at Bits & Bytes Farm

Made in Her Image came to Bits & Bytes Farm from the race track in mid-December 2018 for a few months of training. Her owner will be bringing ‘Mae’ home to Nantucket, MA in the spring. We have the pleasure of starting this three-year-old filly and documenting it.

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December 14th, 2017

What to Expect When Riding Your OTTB for the First Time

Iron Run - First Ride March 2017

So you just got an off-the-track Thoroughbred! What do you do now? Wait to ride? No. Get on and RIDE! Read about what to expect.

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August 9th, 2012

What’s It Like to Ride an Ex-Race Horse?

OTTB Brew This aka "Brewster" loves to jump

Its been busy at the farm. We have had lots of visitors coming to meet our horses and learn about Thoroughbreds. We’ve had visitors from Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia all stopping by in the last seven days.

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June 19th, 2012

Does Anyone Have an Extension Ladder?

Saint Lawrence is growing like a weed. He turned two on May 5th and he is already over 16.3 hands! How will we ever get on this monster? See Elizabeth’s solution.

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