Sarah is cajoled into spending her vacation with a close friend at the Bar X, a ranch supported by dudes who participate in activities. An unwilling rider, Sarah, is fascinated by the concept of cowboys and western songs she recalls from her childhood. Her friend encourages her to think in terms of a western movie to the point of being a cowgirl's sweetheart. No way encouraged by the manager, she becomes enamored of a handsome ranch hand and unexpectedly holds the horses in a different regard when he helps her to ride. While exploring the sagebrush hills on her own she appreciates the wide open spaces and in her walks discovers child abuse. She finds herself tangled in the web of mystery where street boys from a neighboring ranch take matters into their own hands and steal from the Bar X. Sarah recovers the property and reveals a more onerous crime. The men involved do not take that lightly and retaliate against the ranch owner. Sarah is slashed by an intruder's knife in the rescue of her new-found love.