Star Crossed Horses

Show business by itself is a fascinating subject; add a horse, and it gets even more interesting. Ever wondered what it's like to ride on camera? Or how a certain scene was filmed? Are you curious about the stars from your favourite horse-themed TV shows and movies?

Join freelance writer Carol Hansson as she goes behind the scenes to learn the secrets to producing compelling television and film incorporating horses. She will talk the actors, trainers and wranglers who make it all happen, and learn how they have been affected and inspired by their four-legged co-stars.

Celebrities, just like anyone else, are affected by the people they work with - even if that "person" has four hooves and neighs. Some horses are especially memorable, some scenes cannot be forgotten. Even if a horse is only in someone's life for a short time, an impression is made. From everyday horse lovers to the most famous of celebrities, horses leave hoof prints wherever they go.

Actress and Equestrian Danielle Chuchran Loves Horses

From riding a mule in Storm Rider to dashing along a canyon in Survivor, Danielle Chuchran is quite the accomplished rider. Her resume includes appearing in The Wild Stallion and Mochila: A Pony Express Adventure in addition to playing the lovable…

Once Upon a Time’s Amy Manson

Amy Manson plays the fiery redhead Merida in Disney’s Once Upon A Time. The show features storylines from Disney’s most famous films, including Brave. The two-hour season finale of Once Upon a Time airs Sunday May 15th (7:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT)…

Torrance Coombs is Chase Powers on CBC Heartland, and Sebastian Bash in Reign

For this installment of Star Crossed Horses, I was able to interview Torrance Coombs also known as Chase Powers in Heartland and Sebastian (Bash) in Reign. Reign returns from hiatus on April 25th, with a few more episodes before the…

Western Movie Star Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver is most well-known – and loved – as veteran hunter Bobby Singer from the hit TV show Supernatural. However, Jim’s acting experience encompasses much more than that, with western series and shows being included. Here are Jim’s answers…

Meet Alisha Newton, CBC Heartland’s Georgie

Our first guest for Star Crossed Horses is Alisha Newton, who plays Georgie on CBC’s Heartland. Georgie has been on Heartland since season six, and has quickly become one of the most-loved characters on the show. Watching Georgie (and Alisha)…

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