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.


Senior Trainer  took up  new sporting activity  “Deep  (in thought ) pond fishing”
At every opportunity  he would gather  his fishing tackle  and spend time by the pond at the bottom of the farm.
He would sit there  for hours  with   rod   in one hand and a pipe in the other.  From the corner of his eye  he could see the arena with all the young riders training and practicing  for the next life changing experience  while  the only change he was looking for  was a  piece  of the quite.
This new activity    of  her husbands   irritated Mrs Senior Trainer  big time   , there she is with some pressing compelling  female needs  and her husband wasting time playing with his rod .She would rather he mowed the lawn , attended to the dish washer and  other  similar  tasks.
One morning as Senior Trainer was on his way to the pond the Mrs  caught up with him   “WHERE ARE YOU OF TO  ??? we haven't got time for this   , my parents expecting us   for lunch”
“I will not be long , one fish and I am back” he replied.
“ ONE FISH ONLY  !!!!!”  the Mrs  emphasised .
Senior Trainer  turned to junior trainer and  said “come  son   lets get  a little piece of the quit even dressage trainers deserve a little of that”
Junior Trainer   shrugged his shoulders and said  “What's the point ? to walk all that way   for one fish  we will be back in 10 minutes”
“Unlikely son  , we will get  our time  by the pond”  Senior Trainer assured him.
“No way !!  before you settle down  in your chair  you will have a fish , no point going” 
“No son  , I have never been that lucky with the girls  and I am not going to be any luckier with the fish,  lets go”  Senior Trainer  was getting  impatient .
“BUT HOW CAN YOU BE SO SURE?    you may just this time catch a Fish  straight away , no point going”  Junior Trainer was just as adamant.”
“Unlikely , Unlikely ,Unlikely “ Senior Trainer grabbed the rod and started walking.
With Junior Trainer  shouting after him  “ WHY Unlikely ?”
“BECAUSE SON  I DON'T HAVE  A LINE OR A HOOK  on this rod   !!!“  were Senior Trainers  parting words.