You can't call yourself a true brony if you don't have an at least rudimentary knowledge of what happened before Lauren Faust created Friendship is Magic.
So I watched the very first MLP special, "Rescue from Midnight Castle", and I was pleasantly surprised. Typical 80's animation of course, but the story was rather grimdark and not overly girly. And it had this human famer girl, Megan, whom I fell in love with immediately.
You don't meet a gorgeous tomboy toon blonde every day who wears tight jeans as a bonus...
Ah well, quick sketch, made for a /co/ thread.