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Catching Up with Michelle Morgan, Heartland’s Lou Fleming

I was in Calgary earlier this year to catch up with some of the cast of Heartland; here is my interview with Michelle Morgan, who plays Lou Fleming. 1. What can fans look forward to in this season? Fans can look forward to Lou going through a really ...

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The Horse Dancer’s Sophie Bolen

Sophie Bolen is a young American actress who has an equestrian background and has starred in a few horse films, including most recently, The Horse Dancer, which is now available from Canadian Netflix. 1. For those who haven’t seen The Horse Dancer...

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What’s Heartland’s Georgie Up To?

This past week I had the pleasure of joining the cast of Heartland on set in Calgary. I will be providing the interviews over the next few months – first up is Alisha Newton, who joined Heartland in Season 6 as Georgie. 1. What do fans have to look...

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Meet a RCMP Musical Ride Member

The RCMP Musical Ride is something that even non-equestrians enjoy. Every year, a group of RCMP officers and their black horses take to the road to showcase one of the most iconic Canadian pictures ever – an RCMP officer in red serge and a black ho...

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Trainer and Stuntwoman Niki Flundra

For Heartland fans, Niki Flundra may not be familiar name; however, her horses, Zyada, Stetson and Sonny, are very familiar, as they have doubled for Spartan (Amy’s horse on the show) many times. Niki, a stuntwoman and liberty horse trainer, recent...

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Avery Arendes Stars in Apple of My Eye

Avery Arendes stars in Apple of My Eye, a film about a teenage rider who loses her eyesight and is no longer able to ride. Instead of a dog, the animal companion she is given is a miniature horse, by the name of Apple. Avery also appeared in Albion: ...

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Meet Director/Producer Christopher Forbes

Christopher Forbes, a director and producer, has worked on many films, including 13 that involved horses. Some of the more notable productions include Billy the Kid and The War Riders. He gives us a behind-the-scenes look on horses in the film indust...

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William Shatner’s Spirit of the Horse

Recently I had the chance to speak with William Shatner regarding his new book, Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable. Mr. Shatner is, of course, well-known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, but he has also ...

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Cavalia Liberty Trainer Elise Verdoncq

This week’s blog is a bit different. It features Elise Verdoncq, a liberty horse performer with Cavalia, which I personally describe as Cirque du Soleil with horses. Elise has been working on the show for many years, and it was great chatting with ...

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Meet Ride TV Founder Craig Morris

Ride TV is a new television network that was recently approved by the CRTC for airing in Canada. With shows like Rock Star Vets, This Old Horse and Horses That Heal, this network will appeal to equestrians of all ages and disciplines. Recently, I was...

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