Taking Chances
Season 1, Episode 4
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Written by Leila Basen

David Preston

Directed by Steve DiMarco
Episode guide
Breaking Free
The Best Laid Plans
Taking Chances is the fourth episode in season one of Heartland. It aired November 4, 2007.


Ben Stillman arrives at Heartland and his treatment of his horse Red angers everyone. Ashley lures Ty to Briar Ridge with a job offer.


When Amy and Lou empty their mother's room, they find a letter dated seven years earlier from their father. A new guy, Ben, is sent to Heartland by his aunt, Lisa Stillman, and nobody likes him, especially Ty, who gets really angry when he pushes his horse too far. Amy gets knocked off her horse while trying to take Ben’s horse across the river. Ty is offered a job at Briar Ridge even after Amy accidentally tells Ashley that Ty is on probation. When Amy hears that Ty might take the job, she snaps at him.


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  • Dreamer - Jenn Grant (theme)
  • Disappear from View - Kensington Prairie
  • Nowhere with You - Joel Plaskett Emergency

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Saisir sa chance (Taking Chances)