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crib-biting

(krĭb′bī′tĭng)
n.
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.

crib-bit·ing

(krib'bīt-ing)
A behavior disorder of horses in which the animal grasps the edge of an adjacent building fixture and presses down, raising the floor of its mouth, forcing the soft palate open, and sometimes swallowing air.
See: aerophagia
See also: wind-sucking
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In the long term there is nothing to be gained by selling someone a horse and leaving them with a feeling of having been 'cheated' when they discover that it is a crib-biter or weaver, and that the vendor and the auctioneer knew that it was before the sale.
What a pity she isn't a crib-biter as well, then you could add a few more noughts for good measure.
Ferguson played down the "crib-biter" reference announced before bidding started on the colt, saying it was not particularly relevant tofuture development.
Ellison said: "I put it in for horses who might be box-walkers and who don't like being confined in a stable, bleeders or others with respiratory problems who benefit from being in the open air, or crib-biters like Yesyoucan, who will always find something in a stable to grab and take in air.