By so doing, the mouth of the horse receives a jerk which seldom fails to make it rear and curvet from side to side.
With a curvet the boat from the open rounds up at the ladder.
Cares fly with the first curvet, and the very sight of a spur is enough to prevent one committing suicide.
The cavaliers compel their horses to prance and curvet as they go by some lady of especial favor.
His eyes shone with pleasure, and he allowed his horse to curvet freely.
Next follows the curvet, which is performed by throwing the body suddenly backwards until the hands touch the ground.
So into the court-yard of the inn he rode, with a curvet and a prance, and a despotic shout for the ostler.
They could see him shaking hands, then doing a curvet or so to show off his newly borrowed mount.
The spirited animal began to curvet and rear, as if proud of his burthen.
To display his skill before the ladies, he set spurs to his horse, making it bound and curvet "as valiantly as any man could do."