Really? All the shots that I remember seeing had a skew towards females.
Cheerilee’s season two class had one boy and seven girls. The season one class had no boys. We only see the season one class once, so I don’t think that the composition was solidified until the second season, so I’d give that composition more weight.
Call of the Cutie
has Diamond Tiara’s party. Two males, Snails and Pokey Pierce, otherwise all female. But that was a party, so it wasn’t really a school related scene.
The first out-of-class student gathering we see is the field trip in the beginning of the second season. Five girls, two boys. It’s actually kind of weird that Snips and Snails were there, as they don’t otherwise seem to be in Cheerilee’s class. The only group from Ponyville, I guess?
had three dudes to twelve girls when Apple Bloom was showing off. No other school related scenes.
A Friend in Deed
had a short bit with Pinkie at the school. No males spotted, about eight or nine females, although I didn’t see enough of one of the ponies to identify. Maybe one, but not confirmed.
has the most scenes around the school. Scene where they cheer Featherweight’s cutie mark had three males and five females in the shot, with Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo just off camera. The scene where Cheerilee explains the newspaper had four girls walk out in the beginning, leaving three colts to four fillies. Not sure why there was an abnormal class composition at the start of that scene.
Then Diamond Tiara walks back in, changing it to three to five. Technically, the scene with the CMCs getting the story on Snips and Snails had equal numbers of colts and fillies, but that’s the only one in the episode. The next scene had five male to thirteen female in the establishing shot, then two to seven female in the close up on Snips and Snails. Scene where Diamond looks out the window (of a basement…)
had five females, no males. The scene where Diamond walks out of the school had four confirmed females, one unknown, plus Diamond Tiara.
Huhn. If anything, there might have been a recent event that killed a lot of male children in Ponyville.
Word of God still hasn’t gotten into the show. Until it does, it can just as easily be contradicted as confirmed.
Besides, Word of God from Faust is that her statements are no longer canon. Word of God is that you can’t trust that God anymore.
I don’t think that Celestia did that. At least, not on purpose. The show has yet to give a reason, but it has been very consistent about the (solid) history of Equestria not extending back as far as the start of Celestia’s solo reign.
My own personal headcanon is that the fight between Celestia and her sister was neither quick nor clean, and that after sealing Nightmare Moon, Celestia had to fight enemies that were previously kept at bay by the both of them. As a result of that destruction, it was decades or even centuries before they could rebuild, and no one alive knew that Celestia was one of the original Royal Pony Sisters.
Nightmare Night was actually a whole bunch of myths rolled into one. Nightmare Moon’s involvement was originally minor, but over time she became the most popular of the figures involved.
Some crazy headcanons annoy people.