What is happening:
Foal Life Consequences and One pet in the hoof for Polly Poppet and in Foal Time Student for Starburst, their "!" is not in the right place or simply not there.
What should be happening:
Their "!" should be on them when needed to prevent confusion
Steps to reproduce the issue:
Take these mentioned quest and reach the point of the quest that requires talking to them, you'll see no "!" on them.