Sometimes I wonder if Lauren Faust was consciously (or subconsciously) inspired by aspects of Houyhnhnm society. (And I ALWAYS have to look up the spelling on that). It seems that much of Pony society seems more calm and rational than our own….
Faust herself was not keen on human/pony interactions: she expressed some dismay at the Equestria Girls project, though of course she’s no longer with the show and can say what she likes. And there’s a segment of the fandom that can’t stand the idea. (EqD put up an image to test the response, and it was formidable. Here’s my own take.)
I’d really like to get a handle on something resembling a creation myth, just to compare it with our own. I don’t think, though, that Hasbro would like that idea much.