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.

When to sell a horse

Paddy O'Donnell was very successful despite his humble beginning as a farmer's son from Waterford county.  He made a fortune by trading farm animals on the Dublin stock market but his


Selling a horse

Many years ago I worked for Kurt Blochinger, who specialised in selling dressage horses to the wannabe top riders.  The team consisted of Kurt, me and Ursula.  Now


A unfair advantage


A friend of mine applied for a job as rider at top German stable.  The other applicant was a well-endowed English lady (if you can call her a lady) who had often been seen in BD


Improving the seat

The well known German supremo trainer Marco de Graber was giving Lady Lavonia Roger-Smyth her weekly lesson on the big moving, Toto look-a-like, black stallion. He was rather frustrated by Lady L. He


Horse Whisperer II

Lady Lavonia Roger Smyth was very concerned , the relationship with her horse resembled more and more the relationship of hers and her husband, It became more and more one sided, the horse just like