Yeah, she is very smart. Not willing to buck either. I left her alone for 4 months and then just threw the saddle on her, lunged her a couple of circles each way, got on and away we went. The only thing that worries me is that she is more spooky when left alone for a couple of days and he is out of shape. A good rider, but he doesn't ride much anymore and I don't know if he can stick with her when she takes a big spook or not. What really worries me is that he is going to turn her out for a few months then catch her up and put his wife (very green rider) or one of his grandkids on her. I told him that she is nowhere near beginner safe and won't be for about 10,000 more miles, but I still worry. It's not that he doesn't have time, he is off work before 4 pm every day. He just doesn't take the time. He comes home and goes right in front of the stinking TV until bed time.
I was hoping that telling him "She NEEDS ridden every day to keep her going" would make some kind of impact but I guess not.