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.

How it feels

Today in the indoor school . The Mrs was at her wits end , I could sense it from the tone of her voice, the Diva under instruction obviously totally immuned to the influence of trainers voice effects. “FOR THE LAST TIME” the Mrs voice reverberated across the indoor arena “STAY ON YOUR LINE !!! DO NOT CROSS OVER THAT LINE” A minute later the Mrs voice reverberating again “STAY ON YOUR LINE !!! DO NOT CROSS OVER THAT LINE” “ She Can’t be more clear – give her a break” I sympathized (just this time ) with the Mrs . And then suddenly in a very quiet composed Serene voice I heard my wife address the Diva under tuition. “If you cross OVER that Line one more time I AM GOING TO CHARGE YOU , EVERY time you go over that line YOU are going to pay me £10 , and I am going to take it off you!!! Carry on with the exercise”. Sitting in the corner her “Dressage Husband” that until this moment was in an advanced evolutionary “Dressage Husbandry stage , which is totally MUMYFIED . He suddenly came to life and said “ gooooooddddddd now she will know what it FEELS LIKE “ and he continued “ Every morning when I attempt to show some signs of affection and CROSS over to her side of the bed there is that VOICE “If you cross OVER !!!!!! I AM GOING TO CHARGE YOU”