I know I'm pretty late to the party here, but there's something I've been sitting on for a while that I'd really like to say.
When someone hears "Pony", or even "Horse", they might think "Girly", or "Unmanly". I have a few things to say that I think discredit that notion QUITE
For just your average everyday Horse, I ask you this.
What were considered noble steeds by many a knight and king? You know, with SWORDS and ARMOR along with every other definition of manliness in the book!?
I'm talking chivalry, dueling, fair play, honor, dignity, oaths, you name it!
So now I ask...Why are they considered feminine?
Why are they considered something a "Man" cannot partake in?
For Pegasi, I ask another question.
What did the Disney version of Hercules ride? Oh, you know good ol' Herc, remember your mythology? Achiever of a dozen trials? Slayer of deadly beasts? He is one of the manliest men out there.
And he rode a Pegasus.
Scratch that, he rode THE Pegasus. The original, from whom the race and species is named!
And that's just counting DISNEY. I'm not even going to get
into Perseus, or we'd be here all day.
Is that not enough
for you!? Do you actually need more to legitimize the manliness of this majestic beast?
Alright, and here is the last -And by far the worst- transgressor.
In all honesty, I don't have much of an argument for why this splendid creature shouldn't be stereotyped so badly, but hear me out.
Sleek white coat? Check.
This is literally a creature of ancient power and benevolence, and you turn your nose up at it.
Okay, I'm totally done yelling now.
I suppose what I mean to say is...How did these get so stereotyped to begin with?
By all accounts, they honestly shouldn't have been.