There are many Canadian shows that don’t grab my attention, however last week while searching Netflix for a new TV Show to watch, I came across Heartland. I had seen it go by on previous searches but always passed it by. Well, I decided to check it out with my 5-year-old daughter and that was 2 years ago. We are now big fans and it has given my daughter a love for horses.
Heartland is a Canadian Television show filmed in High River, Alberta. The series is based on the Heartland books by Lauren Brooke.
The show follows sisters Amy (Amber Marshall) and Lou Fleming (Michelle Morgan), their grandfather Jack Bartlett (Shaun Johnston), and ranch hand, Ty Borden (Graham Wardle), through the ups and downs of life on a horse ranch. Amy and Lou’s mother, Marion, was killed in a car accident. Amy, with the help of her family, continues to keep her dream alive by healing abused and neglected horses on their ranch.
Marion became a Horse Whisperer when the girl’s father Tim left, she dedicated her life to her family and helping horses. Amy has been labeled the Miracle Girl. Her own ability to get to the problem, just by listening to the horses, through movement and sounds.
We binged watched Heartland or as my daughter called it, the Loveland Ranch. We caught up with the current season pretty darn fast. My hubby watched some of the show with us and actually did enjoy it. He only had issues with Lou and Tim, but that’s just him.
There are currently 9 seasons on Netflix. Watch the cast grow before your eyes and start binging today. Season 11 returns to CBC on September 24, 2017.
It has been awhile since I have been riding, I now have the urge to hop on a horse and go for a country ride. My daughter wants to move to the Heartland Ranch so she can visit the horses and the actors of the show that she hasn’t already met. She is always amazed by the horsemanship of the stunt doubles who perform for the actors.
From Trick riding to Barrel Racing, this show has all things Rodeo and horses.
If you have a love for animals, you should definitely check out this show. I have always loved horses. Watching this show has brought me to another level of love for horses and those who work with them.
Do you watch Heartland? We don’t miss an episode and have probably watched the series a few times or more. Makes sure to have tissues for those heartfelt moments.
This is not a sponsored. These are just my recommendations on a great Canadian TV Show, with some great Canadian talent. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. It is the perfect family show.
I had been meaning to watch Heartland for years. It is more difficult if you live in the States than in Alberta, where I used to live. When I finally got around to watching it I fell in love with it and began binging it as you did. At this point the only season I have not seen several times, thanks to DVD’s, Light TV, and MyTV, is twelve.