"Casuey” is a South Texas term for the “bucking” or “pitching” of a horse. The term (origin unknown) is rarely used today, even in South Texas.
Cowboy Poetry at the BAR-D Ranch
John “Twister” McBride
on the prod. Scratch him! Powder River! Let ‘er buck! Frogwalk or sunfish or casuey, squeal and squall and cloud hunt or damn him! a pinwheel. Bawl and bellow maybe every jump. Buck and
run, honest pitch or showboat, galves carving the 111’s deep showing him just what’s what.
(Dictionary of American Regional English)
Of a horse: to buck.
1921 Thorp Songs Cowboys 106 [Black], he ca-su-ied wid me, most ruinous,/Till ma haid jest popped de ceilin’. [Footnote:] Ca-su-ied, southern Texas word for bucking.
1944 Adams Western Words, Casueying—(ka-’sooying) A South Texas term for pitching, but rarely heard in other sections.
An Unconventional History of Civilization on the Old-Time Cattle Range
by Philip Ashton Rollins
New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons
The Northwesterner called the horrid motion “bucking” or “buck jumping,” the Texan termed it “pitching.” “Casueying,” as a further synonym, flourished a while in southern Texas, but rarely wandered beyond the region of its birth.
Dictionary of the American West:
Over 5,000 Terms and Expressions from AARIGAA! To ZOPILOTE
by Win Blevins
Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books
CASUEYING (kuh-SOO-ying) A Texas term for the bucking (or in Texas, pitching) of a horse.
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