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.

Dressage and history

Junior Trainer  approached Senior Trainer  with what seemed to be a delicate  matter to him .
He told Senior Trainer   “I have read somewhere  (let’s be clear,  reading is not Junior most regular occupation  )  that the first   known  written manual  of horse training was written  BC  and    many years after  AD   it is still relevant , what does this   BC  and AD mean ? “
“Well “  Senior Trainer replied  “Many, Many,  Many years ago”
“you mean in the days of Jennie  Loriston - Clark  “Junior interrupted.
“NNO! No! much before that”  Senior Trainer   continued.
But Junior interrupted him  again  “ What??  there was before that   ??”
“SHUT UP  and listen “Senior Trainer  raised his voice to the level that most equine and humans  find very intimidating  and  proceeded in his explanation   , “BC means  Before , beeeefffore , bbbbbeeeffffooore”   and then  he mumbled to himself  “for  f,,,,k   sake  how do I explain to  this intellectual   moron   about  world history   in a way that it will make sense to him”  and then he smiled   and continued  “ BC  and  AD  are   expressions   defining  the   two   most significant   periods  in human  history “  and before  Senior Trainer had a chance to continue with his explanation  ,Junior Trainer interrupted him again and  shouted  “  GOT  IT   !!!  it means  Before Carl  and After  Dujardin”.