Illustration done by =jcbarquet. I've currently commissioned him to give some rough environmental sketches of the different far off regions in my 'Expanded' universe for My Little Pony/Equestria.
The Domain of Trotterdam lies on the outermost periphery of the Realm (which consists of the Kingdom of Canterbury at its lush center and the lands of Trotterdam at her southern most borders). Trotterdam is heavily inspired by 'Gaul-ish' barbarians, which was the general idea behind Warlord Coltrane and his warponies. A tough race of earth ponies, they live in the tundra-like areas just beyond the Great Woods, having grown accustomed to the less-than-ideal landscapes as it makes them both tougher and stronger as they overcome it. Every year, the Warhorses and Warponies of Trotterdam embark on what is known as 'The Great Hunt' beyond the snow-capped mountains. What they 'hunt' is anypony's guess, as no outsider has ever been privy to joining these expeditions.