Stoney is unable to ride at the World Championship Rodeo because of a badly injured hand. Desperate for money to send to his folks and hitting bottom, he takes a job delivering horses to the slaughter house.
A cowboy with a controversial past is the target of a powerful businessman and others, who want the man not to take part in the upcoming rodeo.
Stoney meets a woman who says she is looking to reconnect with her father, a bronco rider, but Stoney learns there may be more to the story.
An ambitious newspaper reporter looks to use a mentally challenged rodeo hand as a stepping stone to a bigger career, no matter what the reprecussions are.
Stoney experiences a series of accidents at the rodeo arena. He then begins receiving threatening phone calls. Ves becomes convinced that the "accidents" were not accidental afterall.
An escaped criminal holds a young girl and Stoney as captives in the desert.
Stoney gets blamed for the death of the reigning bronc champion after he's involved in an unfortunate accident.