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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Mar 17, 2015

Riding Behind the PadreRiding Behind the Padre with Richard Collins

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.

Links mentioned on the show:

Richard Collins Website

Richard Collins Facebook

Riding Behind the Padre on Amazon

Riding Behind the Padre on Goodreads

About Us

Welcome to the Whoa Podcast about Horses and Horsemanship.   I am your host  John Harrer.  Along with my wife, Ranae, each week on the show we talk about some aspect of owning a horse.  It could be feeding or supplementation.  It could be bits and bridles, tack, or cowboy boots.  We cover training problems, or competing in shows.  We talk to farriers and horse chiropractors.  We talk about movies, books and magazine articles.  And, we travel to places we think you would like to take your horse.   That’s what the Whoa Podcast is all about.

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