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Riding Behind the Padre is a story that bridges three centuries. The Padre in this case is Father Francisco Kino, a Jesuit priest sent to the New World to convert the natives to the Catholic Church. In his time, Kino was a respected horseman and he rode the Arizona-Sonoran area befriending and helping the native people.
Richard Collins is a rancher, horseman, and an author. He ranches on 13,000 acres near the Mexican Border. Riding Behind the Padre comes from Richard’s experience re-enacting the trips of Father Kino with a group including riders from Mexico’s middle-class. The rides, or cabalgatas, as they are called are done every year to bring attention to the impact Father Kino made on this area. Richard has made many of the rides and tells us about his experience riding between Mexico and the United States on horseback. He also shares his inspiration for his book, Riding Behind the Padre.
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