Clint grew up in Mississippi and was born with a love for horses. After high school he headed out west to soak up all the knowledge he could get to build his horsemanship skills.
Over the last 18 years he has worked to improve and advance his horsemanship skills. On this journey, Clint has been blessed with the opportunity to ride with some truly gifted horsemen. Those who have had the most influence on him are Bryan Neubert, Joe Wolter and Bill Smith of the Wyo Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
He spent several years working on ranches in Colorado. Clint first met Bryan Neubert when he did a clinic on the ranch where Clint worked. A friendship came out of that meeting that began to shape the way Clint related to the horse. The experience he gained starting and riding colts and cowboying in Colorado opened up an opportunity to work for the Bartlett Ranch. First in Wyoming and then in Texas under Milton Scott where he started colts that went into the cutting program and rode the ranch geldings in preparation for the WYO Quarter Horse Sale each year. While in Texas, he met Joe Wolter and was able to ride extensively with him and learn even more about how to really work from where the horse is at. He continued to build onto his experience by working on one of the largest cattle ranches in Southeast Oregon. While there he was in charge of starting colts for the buckaroos, readying ranch geldings to be sold and overseeing the breeding program.
In 2010, Clint came to Fallon, Nevada to be part of the Hutchings Performance Horse Program. His job was to start the 2 yr. old colts and bring along the older geldings for their sale that takes place each year in August. Since that time, he has gone out on his own while still taking part in the Hutchings annual sale.
Today Clint and his wife, Ashley and their three girls, Brennan, Abigail and Carley Griffin still live in Fallon where he trains horses for the public and is expanding the business with horsemanship clinics. He has gained understanding from riding the “tough ones” and enjoys helping people with their horses and sharing what he’s learning along the way.