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Characters: Friendship Is Magic: Background Ponies – Others
aka: Friendship Is Magic-Background Ponies-Others
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Other Background Ponies

There is a whole stable of other background ponies who recur throughout the series. These ponies aren't quite as common, tropable, or popular as the above ponies, or we simply haven't gotten around to giving them their own entries. Some of them, too, have made their marks on the fanbase, if not to the extent of the more prominent.

To see a comprehensive list of most ponies (background and otherwise) from the show, go to the Friendship Is Magic Wiki.

    Other ponies and their tropes 

Non-Pony Background Extras

These characters act and are used just like background ponies except for the simple fact that they're not ponies. The hoofed species on this list currently fall into Furry Confusion territory seeing as many of them are seemingly treated as any other domesticated animal yet at the same time can talk with the ponies or act in a rather civilized manner.

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The Cattle

"Oh my! Begging your pardon, Applejack, but Mooriella here saw one of those nasty snakes. And it just gave us all the willies, dontcha know."note 

The cows from "Applebuck Season", "Boast Busters", "A Friend in Deed", "One Bad Apple", and "Sleepless in Ponyville" produce Ponyville's daily supply of fresh milk, but they get spooked by snakes easily. The oxen from "Hearts and Hooves Day" and "Apple Family Reunion" pull carts.

  • American Accents: Daisy Jo sounds like she's from Wisconsin. Not surprising, that state is known for its dairy industry.
  • No Name Given: With the exception of Mooriella and Daisy Jo.

The Mule

"None taken."

Voiced by: James "Wootie" Woottonnote 

A polite and friendly fellow who isn't easily offended. He appears in Applebuck Season", "Hurricane Fluttershy", and "One Bad Apple".

  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair in "One Bad Apple".
  • Creator Cameo: His one line (used in both "Applebuck Season" and "Hurricane Fluttershy") was provided by one of the show's co-directors.

The Buffalo Tribe

"If you say so, Spike. Catch ya later, bro."

Voiced by: Ashleigh Ballnote 

A Buffalo tribe led by Chief Thunderhooves appears in "Over a Barrel". In "The Return of Harmony Part 2", Discord's reign of chaos includes a trio of buffalo ballet dancers who appear in and around Ponyville. The tribe is also shown on the licensed shirt Daring Do.

For Chief Thunderhooves and Little Strongheart see the One-Shots page.

The Sheep

"You coulda just asked."

Woolly animals that come in different colors. "Sisterhooves Social" shows a flock of white and black sheep presumably kept at Sweet Apple Acres for their wool. "Dragon Quest" shows a few wild black sheep up in the snowy mountains, one of whom lets Spike hitch a ride on him. "The Crystal Empire - Part 1", "The Crystal Empire - Part 2", and "Games Ponies Play" show some tiny ewes of various colors in the Crystal Empire.

The Goats

One shows up as a pet at Fluttershy's cottage in "May the Best Pet Win!", "Magical Mystery Cure", and "Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1", and two others appear as Iron Will's assistants in "Putting Your Hoof Down". They invoke Furry Confusion the most since they don't talk but are able to operate electric devices and wear ties.

  • Shown Their Work: Goats have horizontal pupils, a rarity among most animals, and a fact carried into the design of MLP's goat characters.
  • The Unintelligible: They can only bleat, but they're understood by Iron Will anyway.

The "Puddy Tat"

Appears in "May the Best Pet Win!", "Read it and Weep", "Magical Mystery Cure", My Little Pony Equestria Girls (counterpart), "Daring Don't", and a San Diego Comic-Con 2012 poster.

Equestria Games Griffon Team

Appears in "Rainbow Falls" and "Equestria Games".

A set of nameless griffons who competed in the Rainbow Falls relay team qualifying round. We see more in this picture of presumably the actual games.

The Breezies

Tiny fairy-pony-like creatures. They need a light breeze to magically fly on delicate damselfly-like wings. They migrate to remote locations to collect pollen and must migrate back to their world before the portal to their world closes.

Other Animals

These are the other species that inhabit Equestria. They are mostly non-sapient, but they display some behavior that suggests otherwise. Most of Ponyville's animals appear to be under the care of Fluttershy. They can also be potential companions for ponies.


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