They saw Barry bend low; they saw the stallion increase its pace.
He was circling on the trail of the stallion, with cunning intent of ambush.
Presently the stallion was attacked in the rear, and a vigorous lashing from a strong arm made him alter his tactics.
But also it seemed the last place where there might be any chance to trap the stallion.
The stallion thundered on; and the little jockey managed to cling to the saddle, though how he did it none of us could tell.
Nevertheless, he knew that if he could not catch the stallion he would kill him.
The firm, bare body of the horsewoman shone in the morning sun, and her floating red hair matched the colour of the stallion.
Slone watched the stallion in admiration and pity and exultation.
And it was proof of Nagger's quality that he did not have to veer from the stallion's course.
It would depend on just how hard the stallion was to control.
late 14c., "uncastrated male horse," from Old French estalon "male horse," from Frankish *stal, cognate with Old High German stal "stable" (see stall (n.1)). The notion is probably of a horse kept in a stable to service mares. Transferred sense of "lascivious man" is attested from 1550s.
[fr Old English steall, ''standing, state, place, animal stall,'' whence the notion of stubbornly holding one's place]