Another mounted gaucho is near by to "ride off," which he does by galloping between the colt and any dangerous ground or object.
A mounted gaucho rides on either side of him, to keep him straight.
Pressing his head between his hands, the gaucho stands considering, while the other three in silence await the result.
The emphasis on the “him” points to some one not yet mentioned, but whom the gaucho has in his mind.
Next to an intrigue, the gaucho loves to gamble with cards and play billiards.
Saying this, the gaucho relapses into silence, the others also ceasing to converse.
I, who for so long a time had aspired to the adventurous life of the gaucho and of the trapper?
Notwithstanding all this, Gaspar the gaucho is not to be baulked in his design.
In the course of the day I was amused by the dexterity with which a gaucho forced a restive horse to swim a river.
The gaucho has no thought of so appealing, any more than either of the others.
1824, from Spanish, probably from a native South American language, cf. Araucanian cauchu "wanderer."