Mario A. Espin (better known as Kit among his friends) was born in 1950. Over the years he lived in Montana, New York, Missouri and Florida. He earned degrees in engineering and business administration, but his passions were rodeo and horses, and he was always easy on horses. A true cowboy, he and his wife Dee owned Santa Fe Equine, in Earleton. He passed unexpectedly on May 29, 2019. He is survived by his wife, siblings and niece, and in-laws.