Flossy is well known to many on the British Dressage Forum as a teller of interesting stories and perhaps the odd joke or two. We have selected a few tales for your pleasure.

Have you taught him

Senior Trainer received a call from a Top Competitor inquiring about a Junior Trainer suitability for a job vacancy he had for an assistant rider.
Has Junior Trainer been one of Senior trainers students and for how long?
Senior Trainer assured him that he has taught Junior Trainer every thing he knows (referring to Juniors knowledge)
“Can he lunge a horse? “ Top competitor asked “I taught him” replied Senior Trainer
“Can he groom?” , “ I taught him”
“Can he ride to medium level?” “ I taught him”
“What a bout young horses “ “ I taught him” etc. etc. etc.
Few weeks later Top Competitor was back on the phone some what aggrieved about the glowing reference that made him employ that Junior Trainer.
He bellowed down the line at Senior Trainer “you told me you taught this useless good for nothing individual”
“Yes I did “ Senior trainer confirmed again.j
“BUT HE IS USELESS” shouted Top Competitor “ I would not inflict him on the yard broom let alone a horse”
“Ahhhha “ exclaimed Senior trainer “you should have phrased your question differently , you should have asked HAS HE LEARNT ANYTHING “