Nethan breeds and trains a number of animals. Riding horses are not in high demand on the frontier, since the hilly and forested terrain makes them impractical. His plow horses, mules, and oxen are all sought after. He does not raise dairy animals or sheep. His most prized animals are his fine hunting and guard dogs. These great hammerhead mastiffs are loyal and fearless, and not a farm in the area goes without one. The livery will also stable mounts and care for them, at a nominal fee.
Nethan himself is an aloof man, who prefers the company of his animals to that of most people. Little is known about the half-elf. He came to Tilburne as an adolescent boy with a small pack of dogs following on his heels. His skin is a deep tan, even in winter, and he has striking brown eyes. His brown hair is long, and usually braided.