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.

Whom to ask

Lady Suckley was explaining to Senior Trainer of the frustrations and tribulations she is going through with her new 1,.8ooooo black top of the range newly purchased Hanoverian stallion . She described how she feels that this horse is completely un aware of his responsibilities , as HER future potential team horse for the new FEI halt only FREE STYLE TEST , to be judged electronically by an FEI ROBOT . “I really think it is not me this time , I am aware that some time the communication between my head and legs is a bit like British Telecom broad band ---intermittent at best of times . But surly even a horse can work it out that in a HALT ONLY Free Style test, PIAFFING on the spot does not enhance the degree of difficulty score . I have tried Top Trainers , I even tried Thhheee Top Trainer , I gave Junior Trainer a chance may be his UKCC modern pupil lead style of teaching WILL POINT to something that all the others missed , Nothing worked , not even the “ Fix Free bridle” , I purchased at a price of an arm and a leg , made any difference with this horse. “I am so disappointed I am at my wits end with this horse I DON’T KNOW who to ask help from “ she said. Senior Trainer responded “ You don’t know WHO to ask for help?” “No I really don’t “ Lady Suckley repeated herself. Senior Trainer took his time , he looked at her and in a relieved tone of voice said “THANK God for that , for a moment I thought you were going to ask ME!!”