'House' reckons 'everybody lies'. Me I think that is a little harsh, most of the people I meet are decent, honest folk doing their very best. Sometimes in very difficult circumstances.
But sometimes people tell you what they think you want to hear. And sometimes they think that a little white lie won't hurt. Only with horses and their food, it often does.
Most, if not all of the horses I have been kicked, bitten or otherwise bashed by have been having 'dietary issues'. Usually sugar - once you have unpicked all the things going on - that is what it boils down to.
Take for example the horse that recently bit my head. Yes my whole head, crocodile style. The carer assured me the horse was on a low sugar diet. I accepted that, but I should have trusted the hooves which were not doing very well, and the behaviour which showed clear symptoms of dietary issues.
More about behaviour and sugar in a future post