HABIT. This term, when applied to the temper and disposition of horses, embraces those vicious propensities, acquired in the stable, or connected with riding and driving, some of which may be attributed to natural badness of temper, but the majority to mismanagement in breaking, and which are very difficult to correct or get rid of, from whatever source they may originate: as the habit of crib-biting, wind sucking, slipping the halter, pawing and scraping the litter, kicking, biting, shying, restiveness, &c. See Vice.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835._
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