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Trey Young, The American Horseman on HRTV

Posted: 02/22/2012



Trey's technique and philosophy in training mirrors that of the "natural horsemanship" style of training widely used today.

While many trainers are indeed successful in this style, Trey seems to excel in it. His passion for the horse and rider is so evident from your first meeting with him that you know right away you have chosen the right trainer for your horse.

Having worked with other horsemen such as Chris Cox, Jay Holmes, and others, Trey's knowledge and experience are invaluable tools that contribute to the success he has so enjoyed in his relationship with the horse. Watch "Trey Young, The American Horseman" for more.

Trey Young was raised in the small town of Crawfordville, FL, which is nestled between Tallahassee and the Gulf of Mexico.  At an early age Trey discovered he had a passion for horses and ranch life. He inherited this passion from his father Skip Young, who also realized the need to preserve the American tradition’s of Ranching and the horse. 

Once he was old enough, Trey became a member of the Florida High School Rodeo Association and entered the team roping, bull riding, and calf roping events. Trey and his long time partner, Gabe Gray, typically placed high among the competition. 

When Trey was 16, his dreams of bull riding and roping almost came to a fatal end while competing at a high school rodeo event, that resulted in a cracked skull, and 20 days in ICU in a Tampa hospital. His days of riding bulls were over, but he continued competing and dominating in team roping. After graduating high school, Trey moved to Texas with a scholarship to Weatherford College in roping. After competing in college for only one year, Trey moved on to the PRCA and competed as a professional. Traveling across the country for 5years, Trey met countless people, and learned about life. Looking back on his journey, Trey is grateful for all the lessons learned good and bad.

In early 2011, Trey began filming his television show, “Trey Young, the American Horseman.”  The series portrays Trey for who he is,and what he has learned. In between filming he continues to ride outside horses, as well as his own.He hosts many types of clinics at the ranch and across the country. Trey hopes by documenting the American way of horsemanship, he can do his part in preserving the Americans love for the horse.

For the future, Trey’s goal is to take this American style of horsemanship world wide.

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