Pony Ages Part 2
A while back, I did an in-depth analysis of the ages of the Mane 6. You can read it here, and I suggest doing so, as it will help make the reasoning used in this post clearer. On May 27th, Equestria Daily featured a post of the different pony age stages. This can be found here, but I did include the chart below for easy reference.
The chart seems to make sense for the most part. I would classify Stages 5 and 6 together though. Having a 2 year age span for one stage and a nearly two decade span for the very similar follow-up stage is ridiculous. Apart from the youngest stages, where development is rapid and easily noticed, each stage contains a relatively large amount of years. I believe stage 5 should contain Coco as well as the Mane 6, and can encompass ages 18-39. We can call this “Young Adult” to make those in their thirties feel like they are still in their youth.
Another factor is body size. Ponies have different shapes and sizes, and it should be noted that there are exceptions to this chart. Celestia and Luna, for example, are thousands of years old, but look nothing like stage 8. Whoever labeled stage 8 as Stage 6 must be getting senile themselves. There are some ponies (such as Ms. Harshwhinny) who I believe to be “middle-aged” based on their lives, yet would likely be part of the Young Adult body type. Perhaps there should be a split by maturity, and make an 18-25 and 26-39 category that share similar body types, but are otherwise total opposites in where they are in life.
In addition to all of this chart analysis, I would like to update the age analysis from before. Simply because of Rainbow Dash being immature, and Applejack being extremely mature, their positions should be switched. The updated list is below, and I rounded a little differently to avoid random numbers.
Coco Pommel: 18 (I know she is not part of the mane six, but she did play a major part in this post).
Spike: 12-13 (He hatched when Twilight was already a young School Age pony)
I am curious to know what you think. How old do you consider the Mane 6 to be (and other ponies as well, if you took it that far)? Do you agree with the stages of development in the chart? Feel free to share your opinions and ideas in the comments.