Aidan hadn't meant to be inappropriate, but it was the easiest way to help her into the saddle. His hand did not linger any longer than strictly necessary, and once she was on the horse, Aidan released her hand and stepped back. He checked to be sure that both girl and horse were okay before he moved back to his own stallion and climbed back up into the saddle. "I am only glad that I have been able to be of assistance," Aidan replied with a slight nod and a smile. "Are you ready to turn back?"