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.

Gold fish

I was standing next to a “Dressage Husband “ just when his personal “ Diva “ was completing her test . He was at a high state of emotions with tears streaming down his face.. Not that the test was that special , to the contrary , it was one of those tests that if anything could go wrong it DID!!!. It was a BD “Halt only test” , but anything that resembled immobility was an illusion and at the moment of the salute the surprised rider found herself facing the empty A end of the arena. “ IT IS NOT FAIR !!! IT IS NOT FAIR !!!” the DH kept repeating . I interrupted and assured the distressed DH that this is horses and the un predictable nature of our sport -“tomorrow will be a better day and the horse showed , IN HIS HALT OR THE LACK OF IT , all the talent for excellent PIAFFE “ I said in a reassuring voice . “It is not the test that I am referring to “ the DH replied , “ IT IS SO UNFAIR THAT This S,,,,T of a horse that can’t even do a bronze level “halt only test “ gets all this affection , love and attention from her MAJESTY , and ME , that spent half a life time fetching carrying and PAYING, hardly get any of these ,I don’t want much just tiny little bit of affection , I am going to get myself a PET something that will give ME a little BIT more affection that I get from HER , just a bit more . “What is it going to be ?” I asked “ a dog ? a cat WHAT ???”. The dressage Husband thought for a moment and said “A GOLD FISH WILL DO!!.