First off, take him off the pedestal and remember he is just a person like you. A person whose interests (strangely enough) do NOT include Star Trek. He likes breeding and showing horses and if you would have asked him about that he would have chatted your ear off.
He doesn't like the fans that take Trek seriously, so addressing him like it WAS Trek is probably the worst thing you could have done. Luckily this is the Internet so you can get another email address and try again.