Definition of wind-sucking in English:



  • (in a horse) habitual behavior involving repeated arching of the neck and sucking in and swallowing air, often accompanied by a grunting sound.

    • ‘It alleviates wind-sucking symptoms greatly and is brilliant for getting horses to look ‘right’, quickly.’
    • ‘A sunken vagina also increases the likelihood of ‘wind-sucking’ (drawing of air into the vagina) and urine pooling, which further predispose the mare to infection.’
    • ‘Cribbing involves the horse chewing a bit of wood such as the stable rails, and then can also be combined with wind-sucking.’
    • ‘This results in him arching his neck and following the same action as for wind-sucking with the same result.’