EZRA, Talia Tova Sept 3, 2015 18:57:54 GMT -8
Post by Talia Ezra on Sept 3, 2015 18:57:54 GMT -8
<<Played by Cara>>
Full Name>>Talia Tova Ezra
Age>> twenty-sixth, April, 1989; 26
Staff or Student>> Staff - Farrier
Face Claim>> Ayalet Zurer
Talia is a complete extrovert - which is works well for her with her job - she wants to friend the world and does her bust to make sure that those around her are happy.
She is passionate about what she does and doesn't mind if people want her to talk her way through shoeing a horse - and she trained in everything: hot and cold shoeing as well as barefoot trimming - which she prefers to do over the other two just because it's so natural for the horses, but she won't press her opinions on other people. She's used to some people thinking they know everything, and will laugh things off when she has to - water on a duck's back and all that.
When she's not working, she can be found in her room or somewhere outside either curled up with a book or busy working on her latest painting - sure, paint-by-numbers, but it's still a painting.
*The colour Pink
*Sitting and watching the sunset
*Learning new skills
*Doing paint-by-number pictures
*Frilly horse gear
*People thinking they know her job better than she does
People who swear for the sake of it
*Terrified of dentists
*Large bodies of water
*To make it on her own (no longer needing her parents to send her money)
*That her parents will be proud of her even though she has chosen not to follow through on their dream
*To become brave enough to paint her own pictures
*Her parents don't know she gave up their dreams to become a farrier.
*She applied for financial assistance and didn't need it.
Appearance>> Standing at a little under five and a half feet, Tal has dark brown hair and eyes the colour of espresso. Until a year ago, her hair fell down to the middle of her back, but a mishap in the forge - her ponytail fell over her shoulder and landed on the shoe she was heating up, burning the hair - prompting her to get a dramatic change in her appearance.
She's never been a dress person, and is much more comfortable in pair of jeans of jodhpurs than she is a dress. Around the forge she can be found in jeans and a singlet top.
Markings>> Has a scar on her left wrist from slipping with the hoof knife while working on a cadaver leg.
Medical History>> Typical childhood stuff. A few trips to the ER while training to be a farrier (cut on the wrist, burns).
Criminal History>> Yeah, no.
Full History>> Born in Tel Aviv, Talia's mother worked as an author of children's books during the day and a waitress at a nightclub at night, her father worked as part of the government. Her life was simple and she always had at least one parent with her at all times.
The Gulf war made the start of her life a little interesting, but her family remained safe and because she was so young, she really doesn't remember anything of it, and the missiles didn't hit anywhere near the estate they lived on.
Her parents decided that they wanted the best for their only child, so they decided that Tel Aviv wasn't the best place for her to become her best so she was sent to live with her father's friends in New York, where she would attend high school and then go on to law school, as their plan was for her to become a lawyer and then to return to Tel Aviv and to join the government. Things don't always go as planned though.
There was a riding school not too far away from where Talia was living and after getting to know the owner, she asked if she could work in return for lessons, and her love of horses began. Although she had started riding later in life than a lot of others, her instructor told her that she had natural talent, and could do well if she wanted to go into competing. Tal agreed to take the school horses into any shows the owner wanted to enter them in, though she made it clear that wasn't there for the prizes.
At the end of her junior year, Tal decided that she was sick of school and when she was offered a full time job at the riding school, she accepted it without hesitation. She begged the family she was living with not to tell her parents, and that she would explain it to them when she was ready.
She learned a lot while she was working, and not just about riding, she learned about stable management and the behind the scenes things of the working of a barn. She was most interested by the company that was employed to come and shoe the horses.
Doing a little research about shoeing, she applied to Kentucky Horseshoeing School and was accepted into their 36 week career track course. After graduating she was offered a paid apprenticeship with Robert (Robbie) Milani.
The apprenticeship was only supposed to last six to twelve months, but Robbie was taken by Tal's charming personality, as it seemed there wasn't a person who came to his studio, or who they went to see, that she didn't engage with, so her short-term placement ended up lasting a few years, even while Robbie took on other apprentices.
They were eating lunch one day when Robbie suggested that she send her resume to an Academy a couple of towns over, as they were in need of a full-time farrier and he felt that her enigmatic personality would be well suited for the Academy. So, taking the bull by the horns, Tal did exactly that.
Pet Name>> Manāt (manāh)
Gender>> (spayed) Female
Personality>> Small and curious are the perfect words to explain Manāt. Since she's been around horses since Tal brought her home, she is really good at sitting quietly on her bed while the people are working on horses, even in the office if owners would prefer she was out of sight - even though she doesn't have an aggressive bone in her body - however as soon as people and horses are gone, those hoof trimmings are hers!. She also loves hanging out in the field with Tal's Mule. Her most annoying quirk, would be her love for a game of fetch and any unsuspecting person will have a stick dropped at their feet and the canine's begging eyes turned in their direction.
When she went to a farm to shoe a couple of horses, Tal was shocked to find that they were also a backyard breeding establishment - not quite a puppy mill but close enough in her opinion - and they were busy docking a litter of Rottie puppies. Wanting to save at least one of them - even though she still wasn't able to save the puppy the pain of having her tail removed - she asked if she could come back and select one when they were weaned. She returned to Robbie's with a puppy that day.