So here is the last installment of the "First [verb]" series featuring the Cutie Mark Crusaders. This time it's Applebloom's turn.
So, unicorns do magic and pegasi can fly, so what does that leave humanized earth ponies with?
To answer that question, let's look at the thing that made humans the dominant species on the planet; technology. I figured that, since earth ponies don't have any innate powers, other than being sturdier and stronger, I suppose that their human equivalent got sick of being powerless compared to the other species and decided to take matters into their own hands, quite literally. Pegasi can fly? We just build a freakin' airplane, unicorns can use telekinesis to lift a bunch of apples? Just build a tractor and transport them yourself.
So here's Applejack teaching Applebloom how to fix an engine, with the help of Pinkie Pie (who actually displayed some engineering skills in the show). Also, human earth ponies are highly materialistic and they have all the latest gadgets.
Sweetie Belle: First steps
Scootaloo: First flight