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post #11 of 22 Old 01-14-2018, 11:21 PM
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I love Heartland. I am not much into watching TV in general but I do like that show along with a few others.

@JoBlueQuarter - Which episode and part? Too neat!

I have always wondered.. is there really tens of thousands of acres to just ride on like they do in the show? Or is it mostly private land?
It is mostly private land. I'm not quite sure which one, but I'll look it up.

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post #12 of 22 Old 01-15-2018, 12:54 AM
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That is super fun eh! We are in one of the episodes that aired this weekend. My girlfriends stud is also in the episode that airs Canadian Horses. My other girlfriend who does jousting is also in an episode.

Super fun show. If you stopped watching it, I recommend starting back at season one and binge thru the seasons. Amy is definitely not replaced and when you see what they end up doing with Georgie, you’re going to fall in love with her character.

Her private Instagram is fun to follow. She rides locally and does Hunters and Jumpers. She’s a phenomenal girl.


For me, Georgie is a hit or miss character. I like her at times, but when it gets into the teenage angst stuff, she does annoy me a bit. I much rather enjoy watching Amy, and her working with the horses. With Georgie, her character arc kind of reminds me one of the “Horse Girl” movie cliches at times.


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post #13 of 22 Old 01-15-2018, 10:42 AM
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That is SO cool! And fun! I am still behind on the show, I think I'm only on season 3 or 4? I need to catchup. But I like it! :) It's a good show. I think I may watch more this week. I need to be all caught up.
Thanks for the reminder LOL. Awesome pictures! I'm jealous!

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post #14 of 22 Old 01-15-2018, 11:15 AM
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I watched whatever was on Netflix when I watched it, and I sometimes had to fast-forward through some of the drama. First of all, most of the time it was pretty predictable where the characters would end up at the end, but more significantly, it annoyed me when the writers dragged out conflict and drama by making the characters unnecessarily obtuse and unable to communicate clearly. Reheating old conflicts is also immensely off-putting: "Really? We are chewing on THAT again?"

Thus is the problem with North American drama series. The Brits tell a story in x episodes, they wrap it up in a neat package, put a bow on it, and move on to something new. North American shows end up having too many animal cliches: they beat dead horses, and ultimately jump the shark.
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post #15 of 22 Old 01-15-2018, 11:24 AM
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I don't mind the show, but do find it to be a bit cheesy at times. @my2geldings , is that the Millarville race track where the location is? I confess I don't believe I have been to Millarville - I have always wanted to run the 1/2 marathon that goes to the farmers market there, but have never registered.

It is beautiful country SW Of Calgary - is there crown land close by or is that further out? I was just guessing that the shots of the show in the mountains would have been all on crown land and not private.
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post #16 of 22 Old 01-16-2018, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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I love Heartland. I am not much into watching TV in general but I do like that show along with a few others.

@JoBlueQuarter - Which episode and part? Too neat!

I have always wondered.. is there really tens of thousands of acres to just ride on like they do in the show? Or is it mostly private land?
Episode 11 that just aired this weekend. It's available on iTunes already.

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It is mostly private land. I'm not quite sure which one, but I'll look it up.
Heartland itself, the trailer(which they just removed because it was vandalized), and the dude ranch are all private land. Heartland itself is a property they have been leasing from the fellow who lives next door. Those 2 locations are hard to find if you don't know where to go, but if you do you can easily go see the props and vehicles in person that are used in the show which is kind of fun. Maggies Diner is just 15 mins away in High River (aka: Hudson). Another fun place to go visit year round. During the spring and summer months, you can even catch them filming out there all the time.

The show can be cheesie for sure, but I think a family rated series needs to have some of that. A lot of the viewers aren't equestrians or horse owners themselves and wouldn't sniff it out. I think it's harder to swallow when you do have that experience and see through it.
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post #17 of 22 Old 01-16-2018, 08:17 PM
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The show can be cheesie for sure, but I think a family rated series needs to have some of that. A lot of the viewers aren't equestrians or horse owners themselves and wouldn't sniff it out. I think it's harder to swallow when you do have that experience and see through it.
Yes, some of their horsemanship skills are definitely cheesy lol. And incorrect. Like sometimes when they do "join up" and the horse is just ignoring them and running around. Then they apologize or start crying and the horse is miraculously at their shoulder, nuzzling them. But I can overlook it. There's more correct stuff in it than incorrect. Much better than a lot of hollywood movies that I cringe while watching.
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Nowadays I cannot help but laugh a bit at the “Join Up” scenes. I understand why they have it formatted like that, however. It makes mainstream viewers think “Awww! The horse understands!”


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post #19 of 22 Old 01-16-2018, 09:35 PM
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Based on those join-up scenes etc., I wonder how many young girls with zero horse experience get convinced that horses have the instinctive urge to fill whatever void they have in their lives, rather than understanding that it is the horse looking for safety, comfort and leadership in a world where it sees itself as dinner. (Did you read the last bit in a movie trailer voice-over voice? )

Also, since we are peeving, I like a nicker on the pasture or in the stable directed at me as much as the next guy, but those horses are (portrayed as) WAY too vocal! Where cheesy comedies have a laugh tape to imply an imaginary audience, they have a "nicker tape" that turns any character's monolog next to a horse into a "dialog".
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Based on those join-up scenes etc., I wonder how many young girls with zero horse experience get convinced that horses have the instinctive urge to fill whatever void they have in their lives, rather than understanding that it is the horse looking for safety, comfort and leadership in a world where it sees itself as dinner. (Did you read the last bit in a movie trailer voice-over voice? )

Also, since we are peeving, I like a nicker on the pasture or in the stable directed at me as much as the next guy, but those horses are (portrayed as) WAY too vocal! Where cheesy comedies have a laugh tape to imply an imaginary audience, they have a "nicker tape" that turns any character's monolog next to a horse into a "dialog".
That always drives me literally crazy how vocal horses in movies are portrayed to be. They're nickering and whinnying all the time!
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