When we arrived, I noticed the side of my horse’s mouth was bleeding. We attempted to bend the bit so that it wouldn’t rub and snap! I was nervous taking on the rest of this trip with the chance my horse’s bit could break and I would lose control. That evening my father bent a metal knife in half and attached it to the bit with a little tape and wire. Then he wrapped a piece of stretch wet leather and let’er dry by the fire. When it dried, the bit was remarkable strong and held the entire way home.
I kept that bit on the mantle all these years and when it came time to name this restaurant, the “Broken Bit” couldn’t have been more perfect. A symbol of adventure, faith, and friendship between father and son.
In memory of you, dad.
- Mike Burroughs