Depiction in the seriesAppleloosa is first mentioned and featured in Over a Barrel. Applejack and her friends take a train there to deliver Bloomberg, one of Applejack's favorite trees, as a gift to her Appleloosan relatives. As a result, they get drawn into a long-standing dispute between the settler ponies and the buffalo tribe.
When Applejack and friends arrive in Appleloosa, Applejack's cousin Braeburn gives them the grand tour, explaining that the town was built in less than a year. The town includes a saloon called the Salt Block, a clock tower, a stage for musical performances, and acres of apple orchard, and has some of what Braeburn calls the "finest comforts" such as horse-drawn carriages, horse-drawn horse-drawn carriages, wild west dances, and mild west dances. The town is governed by Sheriff Silverstar.
Due to the town's location, the Appleloosans are locked in conflict with a tribe of buffalo led by Chief Thunderhooves. The buffalo wish for the ponies to remove the apple orchards from their traditional stampeding grounds, but the ponies refuse out of a need to feed their town and families. When the Mane Six fail to help the two sides reach a compromise, the conflicts escalates to war. During the conflict, Chief Thunderhooves is downed by a stray apple pie. Upon sampling its delicious taste, he decides to allow the ponies to keep the land in exchange for a share of their apple pies. In return, the Appleloosans create a road through the orchard for the buffalo to stampede through.Appleloosa is mentioned in Apple Family Reunion as one of the places in Equestria from which Apple family members have RSVP'd to come to the reunion at Sweet Apple Acres. In the episode Bats!, Applejack cultivates a giant apple for the Appleloosa State Fair.
In Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, Appleloosa appears again when Discord captures the town's Earth ponies and Lord Tirek steals their magic. It also appears in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2 when the Earth ponies' magic is returned.
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