Breaking Free
Season 1, Episode 3
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Written by Heather Conkie
Directed by Ron Murphy
Episode guide
After the Storm
Taking Chances
Breaking Free is the third episode in season one of Heartland. It aired October 28, 2007.


High profile horse breeder Lisa Stillman asks Amy to help her with her horse, Promise. Lou holds a Heartland Open House to help bring in business.


Heartland has its first "Open House" and Lou invites her and Amy's estranged dad Tim and he accepts the invitation. Amy works with world famous horse breeder Lisa Stillman's horse, Promise. Jack kicks Tim off of the property. Pegasus is depressed because of Marion's death.


Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Meredith Bailey as Marnie Gordon
  • Alex Arsenault as Brian Chilcott
  • Iain Dunbar as Eric
  • Roland McFadden as Fairfield trainer


  • Dreamer - Jenn Grant (theme)
  • Envelope of Many - Laurel MacDonald
  • Down in a Cold Dirty Well - Justin Nozuka
  • We Could Run - Joshua Hughes Band
  • I'm a Coward - Joshua Hughes Band

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Portes ouvertes (Doors Open)