It's not often that national television comes to Wakulla County. But when Horse Racing Television found out about 31-year-old Trey Young, they brought their A-team out to see what the buzz is all about.
Trey Young may never have thought of himself as the American Horseman, but millions of people think he is. The Crawfordville native is a national star as his 3-Y ranch in Wakulla County has become the focus of a series on Horse Racing TV-- naturally titled, Trey Young, An American Horseman.
"I kinda met some people and one thing led to another and a guy I knew knew a guy who filed these shows for some clinicians in South Florida and they got together, got him a video and the next thing you know, he was calling me. It took off from there. We filmed five shows so far and they started to air," said Young.
The Wakulla County high school grad trains a two year old for his first ever trail ride--taking horses through obstacle courses, sinkholes, tunnels and cowboy curtains.
"Yesterday I was at a place in Carrabelle and we were building some rails for my brother to wake board and I'll pull him behind my horse on his wake board just to show different things. We'll go hog hunting, cutting episodes and roping episodes. A little of everything. We want to show that a horse can do a little bit of everything."
Trey says life went from 0-100 pretty quickly. He went from living a quiet lifestyle on his ranch to traveling and speaking nationally and internationally. It's quite a rush for a small town cowboy--but he admits that he's loving every minute of his new found fame.
"I've been at this a little while and I think word is getting around. It's gonna get around a little bit more here soon."
The first in a series of Young's valuable lessons will debut at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. Shows highlighting Young's expertise will continue on successive Tuesdays throughout March.