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.

Stress and buying a horse

Top competitor made it known to all that he was after a horse that will take him to the highest level of dressage , which means GB dressage team, for a horse of that calibre he was willing to pay a handsome price.
It is a mazing how a rumour of that kind transforms every, one eyed donkey or a three legged camel into a potential Olympic candidate.
Luckily Top Competitor was not borne yesterday , or made by a finger , he new very well which way the fish pisses and no one was going to pull the wool over his eyes.
He insisted that in the purchase price will be included also an after sale service agreement. If the horses offered to him are as good as the vendors were claiming they would be happy to guarantee a life time remedial training , or a monthly corrective schooling arrangement .This where things got stuck , non of the top dealers or trainers were foolish enough to commit themselves to a life time of fix and repair , they were all fully aware that Top competitor riding skill resembled Eddy the Eagle skiing competence .
Junior Trainers Top Trainers any shades of horse dealers all failed to strike a deal with Top Competitor until Senior Trainer approached him with a very tempting offer , he had a descended of Rosinante , Don Quixote old mount which performed like Fuago himself , “and what about the after sale service “ asked Top Competitor, “ All accepted” replied Senior Trainer “ not only will I keep a maintenance and service plan for your horse, I will also be available 24/7 to help with all the stresses anxiety and frustrations that being a dressage rider brings with it”. Top competitor looked at him and said in his usual confident tone of voice “I don't do stress , anxiety and frustration , I am a top competitor” To which Senior Trainer replied “ IT WILL ALL CHANGE WHEN YOU BUY THAT HORSE FROM ME”