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Doctor Horse
(Doctor Horses)

Doctor Horse ID S2E16

Doctor Horse in Read It and Weep

Doctor Horse Earth pony ID EoH

Doctor Horse as an Earth pony in merchandise

Kind Unicorn
Earth (some merchandise)
Sex Male
Occupation Doctor at Ponyville Hospital
Other links
More info
Eyes Moderate cerulean
Mane Dark grayish tangelo (S2E16, S4E12, merchandise, and IDW comics)
Grayish olive (S4E24)
Coat Light amber
Magic aura Grayish cyan
Cutie mark
Doctor Horse cutie mark crop S2E16
Voice Peter New (English)[1][2]
Luis Alfonso Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)
Eiji Takeuchi (Japanese)

Doctor Horse, or Doctor Horses, is a male pony who appears in Read It and Weep, Pinkie Pride, Equestria Games, and My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #27. He is a unicorn in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, the IDW comics, and some merchandise, while he is an Earth pony in most merchandise. He has a cream caramel coat, caramel brown or yellow mane and tail, dark cyan eyes, and a cutie mark of an electrocardiograph monitor. He works at Ponyville Hospital as an M.D. He is unnamed in the show and comics, only being addressed as "Doctor" by Twilight Sparkle and as "Doc" by Rainbow Dash and Applejack, but he is named in merchandise.

Development and design

Doctor Horse is identical to S04E12 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #1 in all but usually mane and tail color and cutie mark, shares his mane and tail style and usually colors and coat and eye colors with Caramel and "Toffee", shares his design and rarely mane and tail colors with S04E24 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #1, shares his design with S04E22 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #2, "Black Marble", and sometimes "Star Bright", and Top Marks, shares his mane and tail style and coat and eye colors with Warm Front, shares his mane and tail style, eye color, and rarely mane color with S04E24 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, shares his mane and tail style and rarely color with "Dewdrop", "Sunlight", "Cloud Break", and S04E26 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, shares his mane and tail style and eye color with S04E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #2, S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #12, "Strawberry Cream", S04E24 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4, and sometimes Cherry Fizzy and "Serenity", shares his mane and tail style with Royal Riff, Golden Delicious, Wensley, "High Note", "Black Stone", Starburst, S04E06 Unnamed Earth Stallion #5, "Burnt Oak", "Cormano", "Gingerbread", S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #2, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #9, "Silverwing", and sometimes S04E22 Unnamed Earth Stallion #7 and S04E20 Unnamed Earth Stallion #1, shares his mane style and eye color with Ace, shares his tail style with S04E10 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #1, S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #6, S04E08 Unnamed Earth Stallion #10, and stallion "Snappy Scoop", shares his eye color and sometimes design with "Sir Pony Moore", sometimes shares his mane style with "Arpeggio", shares his coat and sometimes mane and tail colors with "Creme Brulee", and sometimes shares his coat and/or mane and tail colors with S04E22 Unnamed Earth Mare #19.

Doctor Horse's name is a play on Dr. House from House.[3]

Depiction in the series

Season two

Doctor examines Rainbow Dash's wing S2E16

Doctor Horse examining Rainbow Dash's good wing in Read It and Weep.

In Read It and Weep, brown-maned Doctor Horse, with his cutie mark, makes a speaking appearance as Rainbow Dash's doctor at Ponyville Hospital after she crashes and injures one of her wings. He assures Pinkie Pie that the crash didn't give Rainbow spider powers or healing powers and tells Rainbow and her friends that she'll need to stay in bed for several days.

Doctor Horse later approaches Rainbow Dash and informs her that she's being checked out of the hospital. When she tries to check herself back in, complaining of pain in her uninjured wing, the doctor accuses her of having become lazy during her hospital stay (calling it a "severe case of lazy-itis") and kicks her out again.

When Rainbow Dash tries to sneak into the hospital at night, Doctor Horse mistakes her for a slipper thief and chases her across Ponyville alongside "Nurse Sweetheart", Night Watch, and Screwy.

Season four

In Pinkie Pride, brown-maned Doctor Horse makes a non-speaking appearance operating on Cherry Berry during Pinkie's Lament.

In Equestria Games, yellow-maned Doctor Horse and yellow-maned S04E12 Unnamed Unicorn Stallion #1, one with no cutie mark and the other mostly obscured by Parasol, make non-speaking appearances as members of the Equestria Games audience at the Crystal Empire.

Other depictions

IDW comics

In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #27, Doctor Horse is mentioned on page 2 and appears on page 3 treating Granny Smith's broken hip.

Merchandise

Doctor Horse, M.D. card MLP CCG
Doctor Horse appears as a brown-maned Earth pony with his cutie mark both on the Season 2 poster/DVD set packaging/T-shirt/WeLoveFine.com iPhone case and on page 30 of Little, Brown's guidebook The Elements of Harmony, the latter of which lists him as simply "DOCTOR". In the Canterlot Nights expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, Doctor Horse is named on his card, #85 F, which features him as a brown-maned unicorn with his cutie mark and gives him the description "Many lives have been changed by Doctor Horses'[sic] advanced research into the study of Lazy-itis."

Quotes

"She's going to be fine. Luckily she has friends like you who got her over here in a jiffy."
Read It and Weep
"Congratulations, Rainbow Dash. We're checking you out of the hospital."
— Read It and Weep
"[chuckles] I think I know what the trouble is. A severe case of 'lazy-itis'."
— Read It and Weep
"Rainbow Dash, what in the world is going on? Why are you stealing slippers?"
— Read It and Weep
"I'm afraid you've broken your hip, Granny Smith. You'll need to stay off it for a[sic] least a month."
My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #27
"Sorry I don't have better news, Applejack, but that was a nasty fall."
My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #27

Gallery

Doctor is not buying it 2 S2E16

Doctor Horse image gallery

See also

References

  1. Peter New (2012-10-24). Robby LaRoche - Did you voice any other characters besides.... Facebook. Retrieved on 2014 July 12.
  2. Peter New (2012-11-02). ActorPeterNew: @jordanolling I'm comfortable .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 July 12.
  3. MLP: CCG on Twitter: "Lycanthropy? It's NEVER lycanthrophy. #mlpccg http://t.co/2psBJNfu75". Twitter (2014-06-05). Retrieved on 2016 March 26.

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