Avoided by everyone for being half Native-American, the reclusive horse breeder, Chino Valdez, takes great pride in training his beautiful free-roaming mustangs. Then, unexpectedly, the young teenage runaway, Jamie Wagner, turns up at his door in search of food, shelter, and work, and just like that, an almost father/son relationship commences. However, the death of a young filly will be the harbinger of trouble, as the ruthless local cattle baron, Maral, is bent on eradicating the menace of the unpredictable man. Can Chino keep his horses, his land, and the woman he loves?
Lee Hoffman (novel), Clair Huffaker (screenplay)