The hero (played by Pete Morrison) has an unscrupulous rival for the heroine (played by Betty Goodwin). When the rival is spurned by Betty, he gets even by persuading her to ride one of the wildest horses on the range. The horse runs away with her, and Pete knocks down the rival and races to her rescue. Pete later saves Betty from the insults of a crowd of bullies. In the climax, Pete saves a cowboy from being lynched by severing the rope with a single shot, while the posse rides to the rescue. He then saves Betty by leaping from a high bluff into a lake while on Lightning's back.