Bounced Leaves and Reign Day Arrives at Bits & Bytes Farm

Bounced is on his way to Oklahoma with a stop over in Lexington, KY.

This weekend we did a quick trip to Kentucky to get Bounced started on his way to Oklahoma. We took him as far as Lexington where he is over-nighting at Newtown Station Equine Layover. It is a wonderful facility run by equine veterinarian, Barbara W. Poole, DVM, and her multi-talented husband and farm manager, Tommy Hearn. It is right off Newton Pike near the Kentucky Horse Park just a stone’s throw off I75 and I64. It is a brand new facility with 20 stalls and a new barn to be built soon. It is near hotels and restaurants. The horses have on-site 24 hour attention. This layover is on the top of the list for The National Horse Carriers Association.

Elizabeth says good-bye to Bounced.

Newton Station Equine Layover
2300 Newton Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

Reign Day loading on the trailer from his breeder's farm.

Barry & I over-nighted with our friends Tony and Susan Browne. Bright and early this morning, after a breakfast of farm fresh eggs, we headed over to pick up Reign Day at his breeder’s farm in Lexington. We had a beautiful ride home to Atlanta and Bits & Bytes Farm. The trees in mountains through Tennessee and Kentucky were frosted white which made for a beautiful ride home. We had a welcoming committee at the farm as everyone was anxious to meet our newest horse.

The drive home was a winter wonderland through the mountains of Tennessee and kentucky.

Reign Day will begin his sport horse training at Bits & Bytes Farm. He will be here for a month or two of training before traveling to his new family in Massachusetts to become a Pony Club mount. Watch for updates on Reign Day’s training and see what it is like to get a horse off-the-track and retrain him for a new career.

Just last Sunday Reign Day ran his last race – he finished dead last. Tomorrow training for his new career begins. We will be keeping an on-line diary so that his new mom can follow along.

Fellow off-the-track Thoroughbred owners and friends greet Reign Day when he arrives at Bits & Bytes Farm. From left to right: Susan Vickery (Audi), Dr. Rebecca Kestle (Pride of the Fox), Suellen Slockbower (Monarch's Reign), Loui Padgett (K.O. River Crossing), Reign Day, Elizabeth and Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm - Andie Krakovsky.
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