Elizabeth Wood

Looking Backinthefuture

We started finding homes for Thoroughbreds way back in June 2001. On our first load of horses off-the-track we had a sweet gelding named Backinthefuture. Now we are in the future looking back to 2001. Here are photos of him with his trainer Jeri Beaber at Thistledown racetrack in June 2001. Backinthefuture at the track …

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Backinthefuture at the track in 2001

Choosing a Boarding Facility is Not Easy

So you just got a new horse! How exciting – now where to board him/her?

You start calling the farms to get the prices of the board but there are a lot of other questions that need to be answered to see if the facility will meet YOUR needs and not just your budget…

Absolute Charm at Bits & Bytes Farm

The Reality of Being a Horseman

My great night having dinner with my sisters was shattered when I got home to find out the mare that lives next to us broke her leg somehow and was put down while I was having dinner.
RIP Miss Bobbi.…

Bobbi's story

Researching Your Off-the-Track Thoroughbred Using the Internet

There’s lots of great information to be found on the Internet if you have an off-the-track Thoroughbred. I am going to start writing a series on how to dig out information on your Thoroughbred using the digital tools available for free. This is the first in the new series. We will outline step-by-step how and where to dig out the info on your ex-racehorse.

Rocky Bear at a Daniel Stewart clinic in 2019

Are You Looking for a Big Teddy Bear of a Horse?

Earlymorningrain has been SOLD!
Congratulations to Marlene Bowman of Auburn, AL for being the fastest to call and win the prize. Many people reached out about this beautiful boy but not soon enough. If you see a horse you like, don’t wait, CALL. Be sure to sign up for our EARLY RELEASE Mailing List so you don’t miss out on our next Thoroughbred horse for sale.

Earlymorningrain - Thoroughbred Horse For Sale - Bits & Bytes Farm

Racehorse to Dressage Horse? Yes!

Retraining an off-the-track Thoroughbred requires skill and knowledge. You either need to have both or work closely with someone who does. The life of a racehorse is very different than the life of a sport horse. The aids of a jockey are not like the aids of a dressage rider.

Racehorse first ride off-the-track

Lynn Symansky is Coming to Train Us at Bits & Bytes Farm!

Bits & Bytes Farm has hosted clinics with top-level professionals this spring and summer. Our next pro is none other than Lynn Symansky, a member of the gold-medal-winning, US 3-Day Eventing Team at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Lynn will be doing a clinic for us at Bits & Bytes Farm in October.

Lynn Symansky to Visit Bits & Bytes Farm

7 Rules For Buying a Horse

Dr. David Ramey posted a great article on the 7 Rules for Buying a Horse. We would agree with all of them.  Read the 7 Rules and then read Dr. Ramsey’s explanations.

Curious Zelda - OTTB Sold by Bits & Bytes Farm
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