Homebound Ponies
Homebound Ponies ID S5E20

Cathy O'Mara (left), Neighl Page (center), and Real Article (right) in Hearthbreakers
Kind Earth
Sex Male (Neighl Page and Real Article)
Female (Cathy O'Mara)
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Eyes Moderate cobalt blue (Neighl Page)
Dark phthalo blue (Real Article)
Light brilliant turquoise (Cathy O'Mara)
Mane Scarletish and light scarletish gray (Neighl Page)
Brown (Real Article)
Moderate scarlet and tangelo (Cathy O'Mara)
Coat Light gray (Neighl Page)
Brilliant gamboge (Real Article)
Pale, light grayish scarlet (Cathy O'Mara)
Cutie mark
Traveling Gentlecolt cutie mark crop MLP mobile game (Neighl Page)
Traveling Pony cutie mark crop S5E20 (Real Article)

Neighl Page, Real Article, and Cathy O'Mara are three Earth ponies who first appear in Hearthbreakers. They are unnamed in the show, "Neighl Page", "Real Article", and "Cathy O'Mara" being placeholder names, and are called both by their collective title Homebound Ponies and by the individual titles "Traveling Gentlecolt", "Traveling Pony", and "Traveling Mare" in another depiction.

Development and designs

Neighl Page is based on the Planes, Trains and Automobiles character Neal Page (played by Steve Martin, making Neighl Page one of three such based ponies, the others being Issue 10 Unnamed Stallion - Navin R. Johnson and Micro 03 Unnamed Stallion - Georg Festrunk).

Real Article is based on the Planes, Trains and Automobiles character Del Griffith (played by John Candy). He shares his body style and eye color with Rogue, S05E16 Unnamed Earth Stallion #17, and "Wylin Slobinzki".

Cathy O'Mara is based on the Home Alone character Kate McCallister (played by Catherine O'Hara in both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and by Clare Carey in Home Alone 4; her appearance more closely resembles Catherine O'Hara).

Depiction in the series

The three Homebound Ponies appear in the season five episode Hearthbreakers as passengers on the Friendship Express. Neighl Page and Real Article have interaction similar somewhat to that between Applejack and Rarity on the IDW comics' My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #8 regular cover; Cathy O'Mara looks out a window.

The three Homebound Ponies appear on the Friendship Express again at the beginning of The Gift of the Maud Pie.

Neighl Page and Real Article appear at the diner in The Saddle Row Review.

In the one-hour special My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, Neighl Page and Real Article once again appear riding the Friendship Express.

Other depictions


The three Homebound Ponies appear in Little, Brown's storybook The Reason for the Season, an adaptation of Hearthbreakers.


Neighl Page, Real Article, and Cathy O'Mara are playable characters called "Traveling Gentlecolt", "Traveling Pony", and "Traveling Mare" respectively and the "Homebound Ponies" collectively in Gameloft's mobile game. The Hearthbreak Hotel in Ponyville is where they live. "Traveling Gentlecolt"'s in-game description states, "No matter what, this dashing pony will always make it home in time for the holidays!" "Traveling Pony"'s in-game description states, "Traveling Pony loves to talk to fellow travelers. Just don't get him talking about his shower curtain ring collection, or it could be a long trip!" "Traveling Mare"'s in-game description states, "This beauty-foal pony always feels like she's forgotten something, like her suitcase or train ticket!"

An in-game advertisement showed "Traveling Gentlecolt" at the Canterlot High School front lawn in the human world—remaining a pony, similarly to the Mane-iac in the IDW comics' story Return of the Mane-iac—and stated that he "has arrived in Equestria!"


Season five


Season six

The Gift of the Maud Pie

The Saddle Row Review

My Little Pony Best Gift Ever


See also

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