A famous movie director of Westerns who buys the ranch from under Jim and Lily. He has stereotypical ideas about what a ranch should look like, and fires Jim, along with many of the ranch hands, for not fitting in with his image of a cowboy. Later Jim helps him save the cattle during a particularly bad winter storm, after which Gaiters offers Jim his job back as ranch manager. Not wanting to report to Gaiters, Jim declines.
Gaiters Character Timeline in Half Broke Horses
The timeline below shows where the character Gaiters appears in Half Broke Horses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...sends Rosemary back to boarding school. The Poms declare their intention to sell the ranch. Gaiter—a famous movie director—and a rodeo cowboy Lily calls “Boots” buy the ranch, though Lily can... (full context)