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.

Not warming up

Plump lady was about to warm-up  Bluey the cob  for the British Dressage  Halt only championship , Marco  de Graber her trainer was walking alongside her towards the  warm-up arena,  as they reached the arena Marco  said  “I am just   going behind  the bush over there  ,I ll be back in no time  to help you warm-up”.
As he said  he was away for the total of 57 seconds  and on his return to the arena  watched  to his horror  that   Plump Lady   had the whole weight  of her plumpness on Bluey’s back  in  an  IN  the saddle SITTING TROT  like only Plump Lady can  do. Her  enormous  BEGONIAS  heaving up and down  pendulating  from side to side   while the cob  braced every muscle in his body  sweating from the effort as if he  had  just completed  an endurance race in the Arabian desert.
“PLUMP”  he shouted from the top of his voice(VIZ THE German   twang) “WHAT ARE YOU DOING  !!  ???   Not warming-up  according to the scale of training , loosening  and  stretching    the horse  first  !!  is like  having SEX without  FORPLAY “
Lady Suckley  , that was working in for the same competition  alongside Plump Lady,  heard what he said  and   muttered loud enough to be heard by everyone “ That’s rich  coming from you Marco”  with most of the females present and  few  Junior Trainers   nodding  their heads in agreement.