Crib-biter - definition of crib-biter by The Free Dictionary
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An injurious habit of horses in which they bite at the edge of a feed trough or other object and swallow air at the same time.
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a harmful habit of horses in which the animal leans on the manger or seizes it with the teeth and swallows a gulp of air
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His dam was a violent crib-biter
and a wind-sucker and I took her to the sales but couldn't get rid of her.
He was a horse with problems - a wind-sucker, crib-biter
, box-walker and weaver.
He's very much a challenge for us as he's quite difficult - he's a box-walker, a crib-biter
- and I hope he'll be a far better horse next year when he's filled his frame.
When I realised that he was a crib-biter
and bolt upright with off-set knees, I wondered how on earth he got such beautiful yearlings.