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.

BD camp the fall

Unfortunately , even during a BD camp, not every thing goes according to plan it happens to top top trainers too , some time who ever you are you still need to deal with the unexpected fall or injury , of human or horse and it is dealing with these circumstances that high light the deference between the top to the ordinary trainers.
Top Trainer was multi tasking (some men can) he was instructing Lady Lavonia while checking for a text message from the BEF , Lady Lavonia was mounted (this time) on her latest purchase from the high prestige sales ,a black 18hh stallion an out an out Olympic prospect, it was every body envy including Top Trainer.
Little distracted by the text message Top trainer did not notice the young stallion assuming the propelling stance ,both front feet rigidly planted on the ground while the back arched and tight as a bow ,with his eyes glued to I phone screen he kept issuing instructions through the walky talky ,the first he realized some thing was out of the usual, was when her lady ship passed him flying with no wings in sight.
Her landing was also somewhat undignified , with a hell of a thump she came to a complete lay still position , a long deep farrow behind her , shouting in pain “my bottom hurts”
Top Trainer pushed up his sun shades and strode confidently over to her. 'Don't worry, don't worry' he informed 'I am trained in first aid I know what to do'. He knelt down, ripped open her riding shirt and put his ear to her chest to listen for a heartbeat. 'I will kiss it better he said, tell me where it hurts. I will give you mouth to mouth '. Lady Lavonia groaned and her eyes fluttered. In a semi-conscious state she smiled and murmured 'oh thank you thank you You saved my life, is there any way I can repay you I will do any thing, come to my horse box tonight “ she said softly, later the same evening in Lady's Lavonia horse box Top Trainer asked her “did you mean what you said about doing any thing”
“of course of course “ she replied with a smile