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.
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.
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 gets blamed for the death of the reigning bronc champion after he's involved in an unfortunate accident.
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.
An escaped criminal holds a young girl and Stoney as captives in the desert.