Rodney Robb is as genuine a bloke you could find not just in the racing community, but anywhere around the bush.
So it should come as no surprise the circumstances around his decision to step right back from training is all to do with a few promises he made to mates.
After four decades of training full time in Nyngan, Robb will pass the bulk of his horses to his son, Brett, in August.
It will be a landmark moment in the western area as Robb has become as synonymous with racing in the region as the downhill slope at the Wellington Jockey Club or the dust at Louth.
And while he's easing off in a big way, he won't be lost to the sport.
He'll train a few horses he owns himself and for one certain family because of a promise he made to a mate many years ago.
"I was having a beer with Brian once and he said 'you'll train my horses as long as you can' and I said I would," Robb said.
"He passed away about five years ago but he was a great fella and so is his son, Greg.
"I'm not just singling out one owner, they've all be good. But I gave my word to Brian and he was great to me and I've always someone who's tried to do my best for everyone."
Robb will keep control of the stables until August to also be with jockey Clayton Gallagher until the end of his apprenticeship.
Gallagher started out with Robb and while he's spent time with Brett Cavanough and in Queensland he's been back in Nyngan in recent times.
"His apprenticeship runs out on, I think, August 10 and I'll see him out and and the day he's done is the day Brett will take over," Robb said, before laughing while making the kind of comment the larrikin trainer has become synonymous.
"He [Gallagher] asked me why I'd wait for him and I said it's because Brett could turn around and sack us both."
Robb initially announced he would be taking the step back during the Country Championship day at Coonamble in March.
It was something which took many by surprise given, despite him being 65, he's still so active in the racing community.
"I didn't want to be an old 75 or 80-year-old who's still pottering around and thinking I should have given the job to him [Brett] 10 years ago," he said.
"I don't want to have old and busted horses to pass him. Our last three years has probably been our best in terms of runners and winners so I think Brett is going in at the right time."
Robb will still be seen regularly around the area but the current plan is to spend much of 2021 on the road.
As someone who has regularly made long-distance treks all over the country for racing, Robb has made numerous mates along the way.
Often outback meetings at Birdsville or Alice Springs are the only chance he gets to spend time with them, but with less on his plate next year he and his wife Wendy hope to change that.
He's 32 so if he's not ready now then I've wasted the past 30 years.Rodney Robb on son, Brett
"I've got no doubts I'm making the right decision and I won't be giving it any second thoughts," he said.
"That's the plan. Next year I'll need four or five good horses and I'll put them on the truck.
"I'll mark the lambs before I go and they should be ready to sell when I get back.
"I can go to Alice Springs and Darwin and I've got mates at Mt Isa. They always say I should stay for a month here and there but I couldn't.
"Now I think I'll be away for four, five, or six months."
Robb and his son, more commonly known as 'Snow', have already been working towards the change over.
'Snow' has regularly been attending meetings without his father recently while work and additions to the stables at home have begun to ensure the two will be well separated when both training.
"He [Brett] is ready. He's 32 so if he's not ready now then I've wasted the past 30 years," Robb laughed.
"But he's always helped me and, without bias, he's a very good horseman."
The word has already spread around Nyngan with plenty of jokes about how someone so ingrained in the racing industry could just pass everything on without still having a say.
"I'll be honest. The only advice I give him is the advice he asks for," Robb said of his son.
"I think you've got to find your own feet. But I'll be always be around to help."
You wouldn't expect anything less from a genuine horseman.