After Amy and Lou's mother is killed in a car accident, the girls work hard to keep their mother's dream going by working with abused and neglected horses. She discovers that a horse named Spartan is being abused at Mallen's farm and convinces her mother, Marion, to rescue him. Taylor also almost hurts Trooper one night while he's in Heartland's care, advancing on him with a large branch in hand, while Mallory looks on. Constable Rodriguez comes to the rescue when it looks like the horses will have to go back to the dealer, and the family keep the horses to use on trail rides for the dude ranch. Peter is being sued and is bankrupt. She rides distracted, leading to her and Spartan falling after a jump.
I like it when it snows at heartland. Ty returns to Scott's clinic after finding out his boss was involved in the poaching ring. Still hurt that Ty decided to go his own way, Amy puts her mind back into working with Alcatraz. Amy has a feeling that she knows one of the horses, and after cleaning his face, realizes that it is Ashley's former jumper, Apollo. Ty thinks it is unlikely that a young girl would abuse her horse, but Mallory cautions that they shouldn't underestimate Taylor. Mallory eventually makes peace with Tara by sharing her own story about her parents leaving her at Heartland to go on the road. Tim is still reeling from the knowledge that Shane is in fact his son but he finds himself bonding with the boy despite himself.
Mallory's adventure of being locked in the and being returned to Heartland by the police is still reverberating. Caleb is back and depressed. Lou feels torn, as she has started seeing Mark Rodriguez, to whom her father is becoming increasingly hostile, feeling that the constable is inept at his job of preventing livestock theft. Tim is one such rancher, and he hires both Caleb and Ty to watch his herd. When she finds out his real reason for proposing, she breaks up with him. Lou and Amy find out that Miranda and Tim have been in a relationship for months. It is a true delight to watch and the characters are incredibly genuine, making it easy to empathise with their lives and dilemmas.
Now it is believed that The Drifter, the young man, haunts the barn, and he is portrayed as wearing a black cloak, with a hook for a hand, and no face under his hood. Lou suggest that they elope which has been recommended to her throughout the episode. Lou is in the middle of wedding plans. What i will be watching after this finishes i do not know! Lisa wants to tell Lou and Amy that she and Jack are engaged, but Jack doesn't want to overshadow Lou and Peter's wedding plans. While Tim had a fantastic time traveling the rodeo circuit with Casey, he returns to Heartland and second-guesses their relationship. Caleb punches Ty for hurting Kit, saying that he had warned him not to. He puts everything on the line, including pushing Amy to fix Dexter, to win big.
There is nothing better than cuddling up with the kids to watch heartlandI hope they make more. Ty's stepfather Wade tries to work things out with Lily and creates problems for Ty at the track. Amy and Ty head out to their dance, but Ty's truck breaks down. Lou was heading to a spa with Peter along one of the mountain highways, but they were forced to turn back due to the closures. Mallory and Badger's relationship starts to heat up again, but Mallory wonders if she's picked the right guy when she watches Jake and Jamie. After mother Marion came to a tragic car accident, the 15-year-old Amy Fleming and her older sister Lou want to accept the inheritance and devote themselves to the care of the horses.
Kendra, Phoenix's owner, comes to Heartland to take him home. Ty instead has to do 200 hours of community service, and Amy is grounded until further notice. Georgie gets a new friend. Jack lets Tim in the house during Amy's post-competition party. The cougar's presence in Heartland is unmistakable, eventually causing Richard to fall off his horse during a trail ride with Lou and Peter. His wife was killed in an accident, which plays heavily in the first seasons episodes. Can they keep the ranch running? Feeling shocked by the injustice of it, Lou mobilizes the community against Bedford.
It turns out that Ghost really was there, not a hallucination of Ty's brought on by illness. Jack says it will make them dependent on people. Caleb tries to teach her to bronc ride. Ty and Amy end up putting their good news about their engagement on hold. Ty reveals that his mother remarried a man who was horrible to them both. Kit and Amy pair up and win. I can overlook the not- so-great acting because the characters are, in their own special ways, lovable.
Hanley appears and explains that the loft has dry rot, which is why he told Amy not to go upstairs. She finds him grazing at the side of the road relatively quickly, but doesn't notice the signs indicating recent pesticide application. Lou hates Dubai, and Tim is dating his jockey, inviting her to Heartland without telling anyone about their true relationship. Tim Fleming Chris Potter is the father of the two girls. It'll be very sad indeed when it goes off the air. Lisa offers to buy the dude ranch. Everybody makes it home for Christmas and Mallory's parents make the flight through the storm.