Tomah has a minor obsession with Colin Abbey. He’s only been on Wild Lands Ranch for a week and he hasn’t been able to keep his eyes off the big cowboy. Colin rebuffs him at every turn and Tomah isn’t happy about having to conform to human standards while he’s at the ranch. It’s enough to make him want to go home.
When one of the first rodeos in the region comes to Colorado, Colin is curious enough to make the drive out to see what the rodeo is all about. He doesn’t know Tomah is in the back of his truck, or that the two of them are about to have one wild adventure together as they learn about each other and themselves in the heat of summer in 1969.