Hands is a man similar in age to FitzChivalry Farseer who was a stable hand at the Buckkeep stables.

When Regal Farseer sends the horses from Buckkeep's stables to Tradeford, Hands is sent along instead of Burrich. After Kettricken returns to Buckkeep and Regal steps down Hands returns to Buckkeep and takes the position as Stable Master.