Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blog Hop: What's in a Name

Well, L must have been on the same wavelength as me. This was going to be my post either this time or the next. She has a cute unicorn so I am glad she got the topic.
When I started this blog, the biggest question was "What the heck am I going to call it?" That is the first thing most readers see and being new to the whole scene I was stumped. Eventually I just fell back on what I have always been called on the world wide web: Equinpilot.
My Dad dubbed me thus waaaay back when he was starting my AOL account. He had seen me pilot Barry over numerous courses taking flight at each jump, so the name was apt. Ever since then that has been the name I use. Though a pilot without wings, it is the best way to fly :)

One of my favorite T-shirts

For the blog it fit. People could easily tell it was a horse blog and even that it was a rider. Best of all it was true to myself. Beyond jumping, I constantly navigate through the horse world just to train, ride and care for my horses. I bet my Dad never expected the name to last over 10 years. He has always had a knack for giving names.

I promise a write up about Comrade soon. Between internet connection issues and starting to exercise (oh the pain) time has not been working in my favor.


  1. I'm glad you joined in on this one, I have always wondered but never asked! That's really cool. My dad prefers to ignore the fact that I ride horses - literally. He is too scared to watch me.

    1. Ha, my dad normally watches the video after the fact. Less scary that way. He used to ride Barry too, so I was not the only one who loved to go fast. I just tended to go over stuff, while he blazed trails.