He insisted doggedly on his rôle as a balky ox and scowled at the teamster.
You buy a lot of half-broken, bucking, balky teams because you can get 'em cheap.
The horse proved to be an obstreperous, balky thing, and as contrary as a mule.
It leaked, and it steered like a balky mule, but what of that?
I urged it, as a farmer urges a balky horse, but it refused to move forward.