It's been four months since Ty's sudden and unexplained departure, and Amy has moved on and become used to working with Caleb Odell, Heartland's new stable hand. With Amy's 16th birthday just days away, Lou is busy planning a surprise birthday party for her sister.
Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?