Dang Misty, this is awesome; I love the shading and how there's grey in the sky. I would say you did an amazing job on this, Yeah and Soarin' is one of my favorite characters. The cutie mark is good. And the wings are simply amazing. You can say what you want about the tail and the other things that you think you messed up on. But In my opinion, this is awesome. It's better than I could ever do. His expression is pretty cool also. This isn't bad at all.
Nor is it crappy at all.