Silva Martin, International dressage rider and coach, joins me for a chat about the many obstacles she has faced throughout her life. Her no-nonsense attitude and humor are infectious! We cover everything from overbooking herself to her traumatic brain injury. Silva handles life and motherhood with apparent ease these days; she is truly an inspiration!
German-born and trained dressage rider, Silva Martin, is a successful competitor and sought-after trainer and coach of both dressage and event riders. She and her husband Boyd, a member of the US Eventing Team, own and operate their farm, Windurra USA, in Cochranville, Pennsylvania.
Early in her career, Silva passed her Bereiters exam at the German Riding School in Warendorf with an “excellent” mark and is fortunate to have apprenticed with noted horsemen Paul Beck, Rudolf Zeilinger and Hubertus Schmidt. Through these experiences she learned what a well-trained Grand Prix horse feels like and is now able to convey that feeling to her horses and students.
Resources for veterinarians
-"Equine Veterinarians Getting Hurt on the Job" an EquiManagement article by Dr. Amy Grice
-Not One More Vet
-Wellbeing resources from the AVMA
Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!
Music Credit: Journey of Hope by Alexander Nakarada