Post by Marquis Moulin on Sept 21, 2019 20:39:56 GMT
This blog contains cursing and gesturing of serious topics, I believe it's in good taste and moderation, however for those sensitive here's a warning!
Welcome to a blog about two guys who are far from home, who aren't entirely sure about what they're doing, but one thing we do know is that we're horse girls. Even though we're both men. Horse girls. Burt and I are both from West London, having grown up as best friends, and have started a new life in Virginia to take on our equine ambitions in the countryside all the while creating distance from the drama back at home.
Neither of us ever really saw ourselves moving to the states, we both actually wanted to live in France one day. Burt’s grandmother was French, I was born in France, we both know French, it sounded like a great plan. However Burton is signed to an American record label, and we were (he was) asked to move to somewhere closer to the label’s headquarters which is in LA. No way in hell were we moving to LA. Then they said “okay what about New York?” we said “Ew no.” Then they said “okay fine what about Portland?” We said “disgusting.” We decided on a compromise of “hey so how about we just live in the middle of bum-fudge nowhere Virginia?” “Why?” The label asks. “Horses.” “...?” “there’s an airport nearby.” Since they knew they weren’t going to convince my farm-grown boyfriend otherwise, we were east coast bound. Not quite the American-dream story. We would’ve been just fine in England still. But we weren’t opposed to trying something entirely new.
We both currently work at an international dressage facility named "Ragged Wood Acres" and live on our own little farm not too far from Ragged Wood. Whether it's our side job or career, we're out working with horses majority of the time and being idiots whilst doing it. (I Have no clue how we're still employed. It’s probably the accent)
In summary: two music nerds with horses in a new country.
- Burton Foxford - 24 - Born in London - Capricorn -
Non-Horse hobbies include: Hip thrusting to “The Chain” by Fleetwood mac
This is my boy :sparkles: Burton Foxford :sparkles: most notable for the fact he was assigned an old man at birth with a name like “Burton” and being the cuter out of the two of us. I actually just found him on the highway in a cardboard box and took him home with me so now we live together and just so happen to sleep in the same bed and occasionally make-out. Make of that what you will. For those who have difficulty picking up sarcasm, we’re boyfriends. Also known as Burt, and who I affectionately refer to as Bee, Burton also comes from London and we moved to America together for somewhere private where we could carry on the idyllic horsey-life in our own little world. Bee is without a doubt insanely successful already. He went to Wimbledon and has a music degree, has a record deal and is going on his first tour this summer, went to a fine arts school, a professional dancer and musician, a successful equestrian on the side, aaand is in a pretty economically powerful family… he’s got a shit ton going for him. Though I just tease him because sometimes he dresses like a rejected soundcloud rapper.
Being a dressage rider is obviously Burton's side job. With being a professional musician, Burt sometimes has to take off time to record or for gigs, yet he takes his equestrian work just as seriously. Burton grew up with split parents, his mum’s house was right next to mine and his dad’s house was a big farm with plenty of horses as both his parents grew up with horses— though neither were anymore than hobbyist. However his father would breed unregistered warmbloods and sell them off in ways to keep his farm running. Burt was on the back of a horse as soon as he could walk and joined pony club when he was five and started showing competitively at age 6. Burton has done Eventing, Show Jumping, Dressge, Ridden Showing, Hunter paces, etc. He’s pretty much done it all but has gone back to Dressage as he loves the art of it. He’s an artistic guy all around. He doesn’t enjoy the messiness of show jumping or the risks of cross country, he likes making art out of his equines and trainers love to point it out. (I do too because I am what you call a supportive boyfriend.)
Once graduating Wimbledon College of Arts, he started up his music career doing your usual hipster stuff, that sort of indie/folk sort of thing. (think Mumford or Iver. Maybe early Fleet Foxes even?) Mans was like an instant hit where we lived. He fits the criteria of today’s ideal indie musician, soft-spoken, unshaven, tall, very lanky, who sometimes looks like he hasn’t slept in months. It was a few months into being a serious musician that he got picked up by an American label and got to really pursue the whole music thing for real. Like stated before, because of his label we were suggested to move to America… aaaand we did obviously. He’s not signed to any big names like Warners or Universal (yet.) it’s a fairly big-deal label nonetheless with some familiar names.
Favourite breed: Clydesdale
Favourite Discipline: Dressage
Riding for: 22 years
Favourite band/musician: Melanie Safka
Favourite word: “Wanton”
Random Fact: Burt did ballet and gymnastics growing up and is freakishly flexible now. He likes to show off by putting his foot behind his head at random times.
You Are The Dancing Queeen Young N Sweet Only Seventeeeeeen
- Marquis Moulin - 24 - Born in Normandie - Aquarius -
Non-horse hobbies include: Crying to Hozier.
Now that I’ve shown off my wildly successful and impressive boyfriend, there’s me. Marquis Moulin. Most people just call me Mark. (Or Ki/Kiwi ) What have I achieved so far in life at the ripe old age of 24? Well, I’m somewhat of a disaster compared to Burt. Avoiding details to stay within guidelines. However, I’m much happier now than I was a few years ago, but I’m still working through some things. However! I don’t like being a sob-story, I’m not a constant downer I swear, just let me be emo and self-deprecative just this once.
I wasn’t much of a pony enthusiast growing up, I wasn’t in pony club, I didn’t grow up on a farm, I grew up in London with my adoptive parents and their kids/my siblings. (They were all blond-hair blue-eyed, my Rom ass stood out like a sore thumb. People pretty much knew instantly I was adopted. I got asked a lot.) Though, when I was 14 years old and still short and spindly, I got into being a jockey- which is pretty wild if you look at me now, I don’t fit on the average warmblood most the time. But I absolutely fell in love with horses and kept with the equestrian life but I had to take a break due to an “incident” in highschool where I did have to go to jail for a while. Don’t start fights in schools, kids.
I was in a pretty dark area through my teen years, once out of jail I was really lost. People around me looked at me differently, even more than they did than before with my wonky face. At the same time I ended up with the wrong crowd, it made everything that was already going downhill even worse. I snagged a position as a working student at a small eventing facility and used working with horses as a safer outlet than the “drastic” ones I had found myself falling into at the time. I stuck with it and found myself getting healthier until I finally managed to escape the wrong crowd and get back in contact with everyone I had been cut off from.
Keeping with horses, I started a small band with Burton for a while, I ended my working student position and moved into a small flat with Burt and taking riding lessons twice a week and playing gigs until circumstances escalated and Burt and I became more than just friends. I kicked myself out of the band shortly after we became a couple and shortly thereafter Burt got offered a record deal. I was sort of jealous at first, but that was all quickly swept away and I was happy for Bee.
Eventually Burt came to me one day and said “Ki! We’re moving to America!” and I’m sure you can guess what happened right after that. You’re right, I got very confused and momentarily stressed out then we moved to the states and started working at a Dressage facility. Now back with horses and a couple of our own horses, lifes been pretty fantastic for me!
Favourite breed: OTTB
Favourite Discipline: Eventing
Riding for: 10 years
Favourite band/musician: Fleet Foxes
Favourite word: “Motherfudgeer”
Random Fact: My parents, who are both pagan hippies, said they wanted to adopt me because I was and I quote “the most bitchin’”
I haven't had a blog I've kept up with on the forum for a while, so hopefully I'll remember to post updates here too! I've been mostly on the other forum, so my bad. I also forgot to use the codes on here. So this'll be interesting.