will find here some comments and quotes from people who either
take lessons with Flo or whose horse she trains.
I have found a wonderful HORSE TRAINER that I wish to share with you. She is
truly a French Horse Whisperer.
grew up in France and studied the English Discipline. She
later followed her passion for dressage and
became a Dressage Judge. She is now training horses
for flat or jumps. She can train a horse with little to experienced knowledge.
Problems to challenges to just sharpening up for the show arena.
creates a trusting bond with the horse to obtain its optimum
potential. Flo is very thorough with here
methods of documentation in a diary, which is
to the horse owner. I liked being able to read about how my mare was doing
in her training and her progress. Flo is a mature woman with a responsible
also is very reasonable for the budget. If you need a week,
month, year, pre-show tune up.
Did I mention
how NICE she is? I highly recommend her.
Thanks, JoLynn Tetzlaff “
Best Horse Trainer Ever
Oswald helped me with my horse Merrilegs. I had trouble
riding her because she would only behave for extremely skilled riders.
For beginners with just a year or two experience riding she would go in
had many many trainers and by far Florence was the best.
one lesson she taught me what the others have been trying
to teach me for years.
she has great patience, and a humble attitude. I am a picky
person and judge people harshly
but i have only good things to say about Florence. She was
always punctual, and never ever condescending.
though I was beginner adult rider, many times afraid of my
own horse, her attitude was always helpful, friendly, and
respectful. never every condescending. I always enjoyed myself
while she was teaching.
only is she fantastic with people she is truly gifted with horses.
She truly loves them and they love and respect her back. With
gentle respectful attitude they follow her willingly because they
my horse Merrilegs's benevolent leader. I leased my horse to
a girl who gave Merrilegs bad habits.
her for a while tons of people would say to me. Wow, look at
the difference in Merrilegs. She is like a different horse.
calm and relaxed. What happened? Why is she so wonderful now?
can't say enough good things about her. Whenever she was with
my horse, I always felt safe and accomplished because I knew I could
trust whatever advise or suggestions she had."
Fortunate To Have Met You
you for being such a sensitive, intuitive and responsible trainer.
Michele and I are so very fortunate to have met you."
Flo & Nadia
Feel So Lucky To Have Found Her
first met my horse, Bunny, after Bunny had finished
competing in the United States Dressage Federation
2004 show season.
Although Bunny earned respectable
scores, she consistently lost points for tucking her
head behind the vertical in an effort to avoid contact
with the bit.
In addition, I could see Bunny had no
joy in her work because she refused to go into the
As an amateur rider relatively new to the sport
of dressage, I began to avidly read about the principles
of classical dressage.
The more I read, the more I
realized that Bunny neede to be trained and ridden
according to these principles.
search for a classical dressage trainer and teacher led me
to Flo. What a difference! In less than six months, Bunny has
developed from a horse soured on arena work to one that eagerly
looks forward to her dressage lessons.
Flo has been patient, kind and consistent with Bunny. She has built slowly on
the basics, giving Bunny enough time to build the muscle required for the demanding
sport. Best of all, Bunny no longer fears the bit.
Flo & Bunny
Flo's gentle touch taught Bunny to seek the bit and
to rechannel the energy she acquired through pro per riding.
When Flo enthusiastically announced --- after working on difficult
trot lengthenings, "Bunny tries so hard, I knew my horse's
spirit had healed.
Flo is a gifted, formally trained and educated
equestrian who takes a well balanced, complete and caring approach
to each unique horse and rider. I feel so lucky to have found
What Level In Dressage
"Shadowrun has become much easier and more fun to ride. It is so lovely to have him so light on my hands.
People who have seen you riding Shadow have told me how great he is
Someone asked me what level he was in dressage. She was really
amazed to hear that you had been riding him for just a couple of months."
(Shadow Run, 18-year old, has a background in trail riding; Flo started his dressage training 2 months prior to these pictures)
Have Learned A Lot In A Short Amount Of Time
have been really happy to have found you as a teacher. You are
very dedicated, knowledgeable, intelligent, patient and gently
How many times have you extended a lesson time?...
I really feel like I have learned a lot in a short amount of time. And
I have been really sad not to be taking from you right now."
A Terrific Teaching Style
"Florence worked with myself and my two high school daughters to help us refine our technique. Florence has a terrific teaching style; she is supportive and very clear in her directions. She helped the girls maintain their confidence while also encouraging them to keep on pushing themselves.
We highly recommend Flo for teaching as well as just being a nice person to hang out with as well!"
An Animated and Enthusiastic Teacher
"Flo has been called the French horse whisperer by some of her clients. She's helped a wide variety of horses, including draft..Flo has an infectious personality and is an animated and enthusiastic teacher..."
Read the 2006 Draft Horse Festival Newsletter featuring Flo