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Garland Mountain Gallop

Five Bits & Bytes Farm off-the-track Thoroughbreds headed to Garland Mountain in North Georgia for a trail ride on the most spectacular day. The weather was sunny and unusually cool for a June day in Georgia. Classic Casey, Stormin in Style, Political Pull, Spot Run and Imatexan had a great run on the trails.

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Jake and Bull Mountain Again and Again

It was a small but hardy group that set out to trail ride at Jake Mountain in North Georgia. The weather was forecasting an annoying light mist of rain with chances of heavier showers. That did not deter this group of friends from enjoying their off-the-track Thoroughbreds on a mountain trail ride and sharing a picnic. Learn how you can join the fun . . .

Jake Mountain Trail Ride

Easter Sunride

Monarch's Reign - a sleep on the saddle It was a beautiful Easter Sunday morning but it was a little too early for Monarch’s Reign to be up for a trail ride. He fell asleep on his saddle as his mom tried to tack him up in the trailer. See the photos of our ride and our Easter/birthday party that we enjoyed when we returned to the farm on our 2011 Outings & Training Photos page under Training Thoroughbreds.

Sunny Sunday Trail Ride With Our Thoroughbreds

Political Pull & Spot RunSunday was such a perfect spring day that we decided to take the Oliver’s new 4 Star trailer on a test run to Garland Mountain in north Georgia with their two Thoroughbreds — Political Pull and Spot Run. We loaded four more Thoroughbreds into the Bits & Bytes Farm’s 4 Star to join in on the fun. So Romeo, With Wings, Monarch’s Reign and our newest off-the-track Thoroughbred, Detroit Iron aka “Andy” all enjoy trail riding. We have a photo gallery showing the beautiful day on our new page 2011 Outings and Training Photos.

Flash Mobbed by Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds

FLASH MOBBED by off-the-track Thoroughbreds! We had a wonderful trail ride with our Thoroughbreds on Saturday at our friend Julie’s farm in White, GA. After our trail ride and during our picnic we were flash mobbed by our Thoroughbreds.
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English & Western & Sound . . .

tks-turn_20101014_35 . . . This describes our newest horse. We don’t often sell older horses but when we find one as sweet and well trained as TK’s Turn, we just have to help him find a new career. He has already had a long and successful racing career. That was followed by a career on the track as a pony horse. A pony horses take a lot of abuse as they lead the babies and more difficult horses to and from the track and the races. Read more . . .

Garland Mountain Trail Ride with Nine Thoroughbreds

Group Photo We just returned from a fabulous trail ride to Garland Mountain in North Georgia. It was only a 30 minute ride from Bits & Bytes Farm and the weather was perfect! The temperatures were cool in the morning but by afternoon they were in the low 70’s. The leaves are beginning to change and the ground was dry. Read more . . .

Fall Trail Ride With Friends

Chickamauga Battlefield Trail Ride - October 3, 2010We spent a great day today trail riding our Thoroughbreds at the Chickamauga Battlefield with our friends. Today was a perfect fall day just right for a trail ride. There was a nip in the air this morning and the leaves are just starting to change color. It was a kind of day that you will remember in the cold of winter or the heat of the summer. Not too many days are as perfect as today.

We had an interesting group of horses and riders. We took five Thoroughbreds from Bits & Bytes Farm: Pride of the Fox, Monarch’s Reign, Political Pull, Brewster and the wonderful With Wings aka “WWW”. We met up with Bob and Susan Goodman riding their huge warmblood fox hunters. Chase New, our farrier, brought two of his mustangs and his friend Amanda. We had one Western saddle, two bareback riders and five English saddles. Susan decided to ride her hunt horse Henry bareback when challenged by Chase riding bareback on his small mustang. The challenge got tougher when the jumping started. Read the rest of the story . . .

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