FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED:
Boyd Martin's favorite saying, no matter the circumstances, is, "It could always be worse."
But for the U.S. equestrian team member and 2012 Olympic hopeful, that saying was barely applicable when he nearly lost all of his horses and staff when his barn caught fire at the end of May.
"[The saying] just says so much about his attitude," says the head manager of his horses and stables of just over a year, Lindsey Taylor. She pauses to reflect, "He kind of stopped saying that for awhile after the fire. I think it took a lot out of him, everything that we lost."
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Rider Boyd Martin rallies after fire nearly burns Olympic dreams - SI.com - Olympics