Cast & Crew
A bill is signed ordering the extermination of all wild horses on the open range, but Ken Benson, foreman of the Flying A Ranch, refuses to allow anyone to hunt the horses on his range. When Patricia Riley and her mother, the new owners of the ranch arrive, Ken and the ranchhands give Pat a real Western welcome by pretending to hold up their stagecoach. Unamused by his antics and attitude, Pat eventually fires Ken and appoints Shorty as the new foreman. A reading of her uncle's will, however, shows that Ken was appointed head of the estate until he feels that Pat is competent to run it. Meanwhile, Tarzan, a wild horse, releases all the horses corralled for slaughter by Steve Frazer, who owns the Frazer Packing Co., which uses wild horse meat for pet food. Frazer convinces the sheriff to round-up the outlaw horse with the support of the other ranchers, but secretly plans a raid on the Flying A. Although Frazer shoots Tarzan, Pat saves Frazer from drowning. When Ken declares he will shoot anyone who harms Tarzan, his declaration endears him to Pat, and she refuses to sell Tarzan to Frazer. The sheriff and a posse arrest Ken after he refuses to turn over Tarzan and lets him loose, but later the sheriff releases him and temporarily deputizes him so Ken can prove it is Frazer, not Tarzan, who has been releasing stock. One of Frazer's men confesses, after which Frazer shoots the sheriff, injuring him. Ken knocks out two of Frazer's men, but is shot by Frazer. Tarzan comes to his rescue, and rears at Frazer, knocking him over a cliff. Ken and the sheriff revive, and Pat has finally fallen in love with Ken.
Tarzan, Ken Maynard's palomino, appeared in many of his films. Some scenes were filmed in Kernville, CA. According to modern sources, Maynard went through a court trial concerning the use of the horse's name; after he told the judge that his former neighbor, Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created the character of "Tarzan," had suggested the name for the horse some years before this film was made, the court ruled in Maynard's favor. A modern source includes the following in the cast: Edmund Cobb, Robert Walker, Hank Bell, Slim Whitaker, Jim Corey, Blackjack Ward, Al Taylor, Bud McClure.