Rowdy is held for ransom by a family of crooked horse traders. Quince, Jed, Wish and Simon try to dicker unsuccessfully. The family is led by Ma Gufler. Her two sons are Jesse and dim-witted Max. They prepare to hang Rowdy. Jed rides in to talk things over. Jed signals Simon, who signals Wish to throw mini-bombs as a distraction. The drovers move in and win a shootout. Rowdy gets his $100 deposit back.