Every so often the question comes up about the right way to play: Do I move my arms when trotting? Do I whinny? How long should my tail be? and so on.
It can be hard for a beginner to sift through all the differing opinions. Therefore, I have decided to write up the 10 definitive rules for pony play:
Number 3 is probably the most important, don't you agree?
Right...so, I borrowed the idea for this list from someone else. I liked it because it's kinda funny and kinda cheeky (and it encourages laziness). However, I do think it is effective in making my point: There are no rules. There is no right way to play. There is no wrong way to play.
While there are a few people who will overtly tell you that you need to do 'X' and not do 'Y' otherwise you're doing it wrong, they are in the minority. More commonly people will subtly suggest that their way of playing is superior. Typically this is done unintentionally - we all have our own ideal way of playing, and that ideal will subtly influence how we talk about pony play. Hell, I'm guilty of this as well.
You just have to keep in mind that when someone tells you the right way to play, they are merely telling you what is right for them. Nothing more, nothing less.
It's completely fine to disagree on the elements of a great scene. People have differing opinions on every subject, and I would be astonished if any two people agreed completely on every topic.
Just remember that your opinion is no less valid than anyone else's. It doesn't matter if you just discovered pony play an hour ago, or if you've been doing it for years: your opinion is no less valid than anyone else's.
As I say everywhere on this site: take the information you want and throw away the rest. Above all else, have fun (or don't if that's your thing), but don't let don't let other people's "rules" dictate your scene.