I guess the way to fix you is to keep the spur just a-touching--ah
For, the moment the spur touched him, his left hind leg had reached forward in a kick that struck the stirrup a smart blow.
When I've built that there reservoir on Devil's Spur, and bring the water over the ridge from Union Ditch, there'll be enough to spare for that.
The foundation of their airy castles lay already before them in the strip of rich alluvium on the river bank, where the North Fork, sharply curving round the base of Devil's Spur, had for centuries swept the detritus of gulch and canyon.
The heavy black horse, sixteen hands high, shied, throwing back its ears; but the pockmarked Guardsman drove his huge spurs
in violently, and the horse, flourishing its tail and extending its neck, galloped on yet faster.
The trumpets sounded as he spoke the spears of the champions were at once lowered and placed in the rests the spurs were dashed into the flanks of the horses, and the two foremost ranks of either party rushed upon each other in full gallop, and met in the middle of the lists with a shock, the sound of which was heard at a mile's distance.
At once this knight seemed to throw aside his apathy, when he discovered the leader of his party so hard bestead; for, setting spurs to his horse, which was quite fresh, he came to his assistance like a thunderbolt, exclaiming, in a voice like a trumpet-call, ``Desdichado, to the rescue
D'Artagnan, freely applying his spurs
, was in advance of Porthos two feet at the most; Musqueton followed two lengths behind; the guards were scattered according to the varying excellence of their respective mounts.
I must overtake him, if I kill my horse," thought the musketeer; and he began to saw the mouth of the poor animal, whilst he buried the rowels of his merciless spurs
into his sides.
Aylward, you are a trusty soldier, for all that your shoulder has never felt accolade, nor your heels worn the gold spurs
The man lay flat upon his pony's back hugging the animal's neck tightly with both arms and digging the spurs
into his sides.
For these feats of horsemanship two things are necessary: a most severe bit, like the Mameluke, the power of which, though seldom used, the horse knows full well; and large blunt spurs
, that can be applied either as a mere touch, or as an instrument of extreme pain.