Heather has 4-H training (head, heart, hands and health) which gave her the ability to participate in rodeos and care for livestock. She had a calf during this named 'Dairy Potter', which at some point got sick and was nursed back to health, and then unfortunately was mauled by a mountain lion.
She has a light-hearted approach to the relationship and seems to be fine hanging out with Colt, drinking and having sex with few strings attached. They accidentally set Maggie's Airstream on fire whilst trying to have sex on the Kitchenette.
She and Colt hook up and eventually start dating, after Abby pressures Colt to buy Heather a birthday present and he doesn't seem to realize the significance of the gift. However, he decides to break up with her and she seems fine with it. Instead, she proposes that they could just be buddies or continue having sex with no strings attached, to which Colt agrees.
Colt soon gets back with his ex-girlfriend Abby Phillips. During this time, Heather finds out that she is pregnant with Colt's child. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Heather has a miscarriage. Nevertheless, she still keeps friendship with Colt.