Maplehoof is the name that Rose Lalonde has bestowed upon her beautiful pony. Mother gave it to her as part of her Guardian Rubric: Ironic Indulgence attack. While Rose at first Abjured Maplehoof, it seems she's developed a small amount of affection for her, giving her a pat on the snout in a begrudging way.
It's unknown if Maplehoof was simply purchased by Rose's Mom at some point, or if some sort of weird plot shit ties in with her origin.
She enters The Medium alongside Rose, still roaming within the Lalonde house, but disappeared along with her Mom. It was later revealed that Rose's Mom took Maplehoof with her when she left the island per boat. She follows Rose's Mom's scent into a cave and comes across the aftermath of her strife with an enemy of the Land of Light and Rain, collecting the huge amount of grist left behind, sending it to Rose's Grist Cache. The overflow is sent to the Grist Gutter to be redistributed to the other players. Maplehoof demonstrates a surprising amount of intelligence when she stands on her hind legs to be safely transportalized, following Mom to the Ectobiology Lab hidden in The Veil.
When the paradox clones are sent back during The Reckoning, Dave Strider travels alongside Maplehoof. Unfortunately, she was upon impact with Earth, saving Dave in the process. Her hide was strangely made into a bib by Dave's Bro for him.
A tiny version of Maplehoof (also known as as Minihoof) is seen in Dirk Strider's room. Although it was initially believed to be a figurine, it turned out to be an actual pony when it woke up from a nap on Dirk's Honorary Placronym. It is unclear if this is the same Maplehoof or not at this point.
Maplehoof, or a similar horse, is seen with Dirk's Bro in front of
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has been added as a post-scratch counterpart in which Roxy watches the tiny Maplehoof gallops across the screen. It is also discreetly linked from the similar . There are similarly brief instances of Scribble Mode.
The command showed up a Equius Zahhak's walkaround theme, ""). It does, however, use the background from the two prior animations. Upon his creation, Arquiusprite majestically floats in the fantasy field, and a herd of Maplehoof-like robots gallop for over a solid minute. Gamzee Makara and the reader are moved to tears., this time as a canonical animation. It does not feature Scribble Mode, the standard animation, or the song "Pony Chorale" (instead opting for
There appear to be Alternian versions of horses similar to Maplehoof called Aquatic Hoofbeasts. They resemble the mythological Hippocampus of Poseidon and are groomed and cared for by Feferi Peixes. Along with Maplehoof's signature heart, there is an Aquatic Hoofbeast with a spade, referencing the troll's system of romance.
- For a single frame, Dave's Bro can be seen riding Maplehoof after absconding the Beat Mesa from Jack Noir.
- Maplehoof bears a heart symbol on her flank, similar to the Cutie Mark of the My Little Pony franchise.
- It's implied that it