Noe Silva was born and raised at the famous King Ranch in Kingsville Texas as a fifth generation vaquero(cowboy). While cutting is now his ultimate passion, horses and cows have gone together all of his life. He found his cutting life  running the training and breeding operation for The Shelton Ranch in Kerrville Texas. He and Robert Shelton came to Kerrville in 1977 and built a cutting horse facility along with a breeding operation that housed the super sydicate stallions- Docs Hickory, Docs Quixote just to name a few.

Now making his home at Whiskey Cayon Ranch in Kerrville Texas, he trains and breeds cutting horses along side his wife Karyl Ann and daughters Aleis, NoeMi and Sarita.