Miht and Weald are both quite aware of their people's simple but brutal politics, as far as their age allows. Weald is disgusted by it all, but Miht is pretty happy with the prospect of making it to the top. And if that means at the end someone puts her head on a spike, you better believe she'll have earned that spike!
Better to be hung for stealing a horse than a pig.
She'll shoot for the horse, the rider, his house, his gold and his land. And his hat. It's a nice hat.