Applejack's Hat · 7:31pm
Applejack's hat, is JUST A HAT. it's nothing really that special. really, it's not. all it is, is just a hat.
to add to my argument that the hat Rarity throws away is, well, JUST A HAT...in the Hot TOpic 'hot Minute' segment with Applejack, the question came up of 'where did the hat come from' AJ's Response? She won it at a fair for apple bobbing. thus, IT IS MEANINGLESS.
to further prove what I say, here is that Hot Minute segment.
see? right from the pony's mouth. plus, the writer's have confirmed it as truth, as it's said she saw a bunch of farm ponies wearing them when she was a filly, and she wanted one.