To answer speculations: no, horsemanship is generally not part of standard Tu Naul curriculum. Especially for Morphyx, who are probably not going to be in a shape built for conventional riding anytime in their early careers… or, if not bound, will be able to turn into a horse (or something more convenient) themselves if they need to get somewhere in a hurry.
All credit for “sons of goats and leeches” goes to Chan/Tressyem, Kip’s player. Best line in the whole chapter.
(Sorry for the late page. Events and things in my town mean my work schedule for this weekend is crazy. Next page will hopefully have no delay, unless I end up getting scheduled for more time than I’m expecting.)