Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The action of a horse in endeavoring to throw a rider by arching the body, holding the legs stiff, and bucking vigorously.
“The first leg came off fine, but then in switching her weight from one foot to the other she lost her balance and had to crow-hop twice to get it back.”
“He showed you, he sees Costin do what he called I think the crow-hop -- stands back, raises his leg.”
“Then, to his intense annoyance, the horse began to crow-hop.”
“The mare was skittish in the mornings, with a tendency to crow-hop.”
“He mounted and walked his sorrel slowly around the camp for a few minutes—the horse was likely to crow-hop on nippy mornings.”
“_False lameness_ is an impediment in the gait not caused by structural or functional disturbances, but is brought on by conditions such as may result from the too rapid driving of an unbridle-wise colt over an irregular road surface, or by urging a horse to trot at a pace exceeding the normal gait of the animal's capacity, causing it to "crow-hop" or to lose balance in the stride.”
“But with a little crow-hop she righted herself and began her spasmodic whispering, "One, two, three -- _throw_!”
“I think he threw 95 m.p.h. over there on the crow-hop,' said Wakamatsu.”
“I had ridden her some during calving, but when spring came and she slicked off, she began to bog her head and crow-hop every time we'd break into a lope.”
“After the second one gave Denver a 112-89 led, he did a crow-hop back down the court and when timeout was called, his theatrics included grabbing his right elbow and shaking his arm as though to try to cool off his scorching hand.”
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