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.

The unusual

The Mrs decided to throw caution to the wind, and totally out of character to do what is for her “THE UNUSUAL” . At her age she is allowed herself once in a lifetime to be reckless and irresponsible. She was going to take a young and inexperienced HORSE to his first public outing. No Junior Trainer or Working student as the customary CANNON FODDER , she was going to do it herself . On the day ,as predicted by all those that have seen it all before, the young horse behaved as a young horses do . Front feet through the gate and the horse gave the best equine impersonation of the Fujiyama volcano at full eruption . Aided by the force of gravity and a grip of the CLOSED knees ,perfected during many years of marriage , her Ladyship was not dislodged even one centimetre from her place in the saddle. From the look of admiration on the faces of those around you would have thought it was CDJ or CH performing an Olympic FREESTYLE test, THAT they were watching . Once the dust settled and the red Arrows look alike performance came to an end and the horse was walking calmly , a another Lady commented . “ I don’t know how you stayed on with all these leaping and cavorting ? if it was ME I would have been on the floor after the first jump, probably requiring medical attention, I admire your stickabilty . “I had to “ replied “ The MRS “ LOOK around the only QUALIFIED FIRST AIDER is my husband and no way I am letting him do MOUTH to MOUTH OR chest compressions while I am on my back ON THE FLOOR.