Yes it is! He will have 3 core friends and a few secondary friends. His 3 core friends will be a pegasus named Squeakers who takes care of bats, a unicorn designer named Shine Runner, and Inker Blink, a rubber hose toon pony that came to life from a comic book. His secondary friends are Dulcie the pink hippogriff, Tarsus the changeling, Sweetgrass the moose, and Grandma Veil.
Squeakers is very particular about how she likes things to go, and gets easily frazzled (for comic effect.) She is very plain and simple, and is often the voice of reason. Her goal is to take care of her bats, and some day see a day when bats are no longer feared and misunderstood. In her spare time, she cleans, plays the banjo, and grows unusual pumpkins.
Shine is very flamboyant and likes a challenge, always looking to give things an extra kick of pizzazz! This is in direct contrast to her cousin Squeakers, who she shares a house with. Her goal is to have her own fabulous night club and pet park in the village she lives in. Her favourite band is Draft Punk, and her favourite food is pesto. She loves dogs, and is trying to convince Squeakers to let her have one in the house.
Inker is a mischievous toon who often messes things up (though he means well.) He is very snappy and witty, and sometimes his crazy ideas aren't so crazy after all. When the going gets tough, Inker makes a point to stick by his friends and support them no matter what! He is very old-fashioned and surprisingly cultured.
Dulcet Dulse is a floofy pink hippogriff who communicates via facial expressions, pantomime, doodles, and ASL. She is a powerful opera singer who chooses to remain on vocal rest to conserve her beautiful voice. She also sells pink seaweed candy in the town square. Though she is very gullible and ditzy, she is also relentlessly kind and optimistic. When Dulcie needs to stand up for herself and her friends, she never hesitates!
Tarsus is a husband and father, and one of the village physicians. When he isn't taking care of his family or his patients, he enjoys photography, birdwatching, and beekeeping. He forms an unlikely friendship with Hopper after they argue over art.
Sweetgrass is a carnivorous moose ambassador from the Hucklemoose tribe. They came to Equestria with their dog, Softie, and their salmon plushie, Chinookums. Sweetgrass is going through lots of culture shock, but is always willing to exhange customs, traditions, and knowledge with their friends. Sweetgrass is fierce, protective, resourceful, and wise, but also a tad grumpy. Their favourite foods are salmon and huckleberries.
Grandma Veil is an elderly unicorn who lives in a retirement village with Princess Celestia and has a dark secret... she is actually the famous thief Wynken! Though she was never caught, she wonders if she should turn herself in as an old lady. She values her friendship with Celestia, and feels guilty about keeping such a big part of her life a secret. Hopper ends up giving her some much-needed help, in exchange for learning her invisibility spell. (It should also be noted that Vanish Veil is the grandmother of Squeakers and Shine)