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.

More effort

The unfamiliar sight of a middle aged Dressage Diva taking part in Regional Championship , must have been a little intriguing to the majority of competitors that the combined age of themselves and their horses together was still probably only a third of this Diva’s age. Her supportive husband kept inquiring repeatedly if she really is intending to go ahead and actually enter the arena. “It is OK darling , you don’t have to prove anything to anybody , YOU don’t have to subject yourself to this , we all know dressage is a YOUNG person sport “ were his words while she was putting the horse through the final preparations. Her reply was “ YES I AM !! if you think that I am still young enough to do what you EXPECT me to do , then I am young enough to compete ”. “OK “ he responded “ But you better put a little more effort into the riding than what you put into to what I EXPECT you to do , or you will be at X for the duration of the WHOLE test” he concluded