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Sun Jan 21, 2007 19:11 (XFF:

If anyone were to ask him just why he was attending a lesson on horses, he might not be able to give them an answer; not a good one at least. Sure, he was by no means an expert on horses, but at least he had had some experience with them, if limited. Perhaps it was just his desire of wanting to learn more, and as an Aes Sedai, he may have to ride horses from place to place. Wouldn't it be a good idea that he actually could ride a horse, rather than just be jostled down the road? He was by no means vain, but who would really want to respect someone who can't even control their own mount?

Finishing his meal well before second bell deadline, he stopped by the Library to return a few books on herbs before starting towards the stables. His pale skin bespoke of his lack of sun, even though he really was no stranger to the outdoors. Of course, for the many years he had been here, it would be unheard of that he had never traveled out into the Training Grounds, and farther into, towards the stables. In fact, he had had a very good friend, if you could call the surly Aielwoman a friend, who was a Sei'Tar, and sometimes he had needed to find her for some reason or another. Ever since Teli Sedai had left again without warning, and this time without a note, Hyldae, her near-sister, had been even more moody than usual, and after the last time she could have really hurt him in her rage, he had not seen here. That time was beginning to border on a few months; but that time had no bearing on that which he had not spoken to his cousin in. It had been years since they had had a truly civilized conversation.

Putting those thoughts behind him, Tristen arrived at where the lesson was supposed to take place just moments before the second bell tolled. He didn't speak to anyone there, but looked around a bit, wondering where the instructor was. He was quite surprised that the hay covered young Sei'Tar was the teacher. Quickly letting his surprise fade, when it came his turn for introductions, he spoke with assurance.

"I'm Accepted Tristen Calvert, and as for horses, you should always make sure the saddle is on tight enough, or else you might end up on your head when you try to mount." He said that, and allowed the others to speak.

OOC: That horsey fact is from a lesson my friend (who is a horse jumper) learned the hard way.

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