A Horse Shoe-in is the 20th Season 9 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It is also Starlight Glimmer's last episode of the series, the next-to-last newly listed episode in the script tracker, and was written by the show's last new writer, Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim.
Starlight decides to hire a Vice Headmare in preparation to take over the School of Friendship from Twilight. But she soon realizes that hiring the right pony for the job is going to be a lot harder than she thought.
|March 21, 2018||Began development on this date, listed as #920 (where Pinkie Pie's Dessert once stood). Premise written by Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim.|
|April 2, 2018||Outline written. Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack are written in one scene each.|
|April 27, 2018||First draft of the script written. The rest of the Mane Six are written in, each with no dialogue.|
|May 14, 2018||Second draft of the script written. Applejack is written out, while Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity each get one line of dialogue.|
|May 22–25, 2018||Final draft written. Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity's lines are all removed from the script, leaving them all without dialogue again.|
|June 8, 2018||Script locked polish.|
|June 20, 2018||Voice recording in session.|
|October 3, 2018||Animatic submitted for review.|
|February 26, 2019||Client cut submitted for review.|
|April 4, 2019||Musical score added.|
|April 25, 2019||Final revisions made for the episode.|
|Yona, Smolder, Gallus, Ocellus, Silverstream and Sandbar|
This episode is only available on digital platforms due to Shout! Factory's 10-year licensing rights having been expired as of 2019.