Famous TV show Heartland It stars Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming. Heartland It airs on CBC and follows Amy as she treats traumatized horses through natural equestrianism on her family farm. and for this, Heartland It uses multiple horses to make the show as realistic as possible. In an interview with holmarquis podcastIn this article, Marshall shared how the crew members could make the horses behave during filming.
The movie “Heartland” uses freedom horses to film complex scenes
On July 18, a holmarquis podcast Posted a new interview with Marshall. In the interview, Marshall was asked how the horses handled filming the long show.
“We have a very talented team of horse trainers. So, the thing for me is that every horse character is not necessarily played by one horse. There are usually multiple horses,” Marshall shared in the podcast.
The actor continued to explain this to specific scenes, Heartland He uses specially trained horses called freedom horses.
“So a freedom horse, for those people who aren’t familiar with it, is a horse that is trained almost like a dog to do specific commands and things on cue,” Marshall said.
She continued, “So if we need a horse to look angry, we’ll bring this freedom horse. We also have horses that are trained to lie down and lie down and look like they’re sick or injured and they lie down quietly and calmly. We also have horses, which is a very specific skill, but it’s a fallen horse. They’ve been trained. They are upright and run away or walk and then flounder in the sand.”
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One horse usually plays Amy’s Spartan horse
on me Heartland, the horse that rides Amy in the first place is a horse called Spartan. Marshall revealed that the same horse has been playing Spartan since the series premiered in 2007.
“So let’s say a Spartan character has been on the show ever since, as long as I’ve been since the beginning. And the main horse we use is named Stormy,” Marshall said of holmarquis podcast. “So he’s now 20 and has been with the show almost his whole life. But for the Spartan character, we’ve used many, many different horses over the years.
Then Marshall gave some thoughts on when Stormy would be the horse to play Spartan on screen.
“Stormy, who plays that role, is a great horse and is just too happy to just hang out quietly on set, which is the horse I usually ride and things like that. But if we want him to look sick or injured or scared, we bring in our trained Freedom Horses,” he shared Marshall.
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A horse had to be painted a different color in Heartland.
On the holmarquis podcastMarshall shared an anecdote about how to draw a horse playing Spartan in a particular scene.
Marshall said, “We had to use a fallen horse when Mallory starts jumping on the Spartan. And it actually falls into the same scene. But the only horse trained on that they could find was a sorrel color so it was like chestnut, a reddish color.” So this horse was completely drawn from head to toe to match the Spartan of this scene.”
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