Matthew Frederick was born and raised in Emmett, Idaho. Growing up he rode and trained horses in his spare time. He studied equine training at Lamar Community College in Colorado. After college he cowboyed in many states including Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and Nevada.
He then was the assistant for cowhorse trainers Matt Koch at the Wagonhound in Douglas, Wyoming and Kirk Hall of Edgemont, South Dakota. Now, Matt has his own training business "Frederick Performance Horses" in Eagle, Idaho. Matt specializes in colt starting and reined cowhorses.