You are clearly mistaking bravery for stupidity. Most of Dash's 'brave' moments are her charging in headlong without a plan and usually regretting it. Just like the dragon.
But examples? Well, how about AJ chasing the Parasprites down while they chased Dash? Or Dash hiding behind AJ during the Parasprite bit?
See, there is adifference between being brave and being stupid. Dash usually rushes in to fight without thinking and then regrets it, like taking on the Changlings. And if you include any flying things for Dash being brave, you're wrong. You wouldn't call a sparrow brave because it flew, or call AJ brave because she walked.
If you saw a nerd punch a jock in the face and then go "Oh shit and run" then you wouldn't say "Wow, that was brave", you'd say "Wow, that was dumb."
Hell, for an even better example, Dash is shown repeatedly to have stage fright by performing for the Sonic Rainboom while AJ has gone to the rodeo year after year without fear.
Dash is brave, no doubt, but she's stupid with her actions. The show doesn't try to hide this, she often does something and clearly regrets it. Her first "brave" act was standing up to Twi and calling her a spy, threatening her. She was shown to be stupid because she was wrong. AJ however pulled her back and approached Twi to talk to her calmly, which is a more brave thing to do than immediately threatening violence. Diplomacy is often braver than violence.
Or even before that. Dash's first "brave" moment was to try and charge down a fucking god. She would've been killed instantly if it was real life. AJ bravely held her back, involving herself in an issue that didn't involve her to save her friend.
You don't have to be offended by it. Not saying Dash isn't brave, just AJ shouldn't be depicted as the coward of the group when she's likely the bravest.
Uh, Dash was scared of Zecora too, she was shaking as well. And hell, AJ had the reason of she was scared for the safety of her little sister, so at least there is a reason for her fear while Dash was just scared.
Especially since AJ then went and took on Zecora one-on-one while Zecora could've just stepped on her like a bug, she still took her on to try and 'protect' her sister.
You shouldn't really bring up examples that actually lead to my argument being strengthened, just saying. z.z
So once again, stop using points that play to my side of the argument.
I never said Dash is a coward, I said she's brave, just it's wrong to show Dash as super brave while AJ is scared while AJ is braver than her. Never said Dash wasn't still good and strong and all that.