Pepper quickly learns how to be a strong cow horse just like her mother, Patsy. She meets animals in the pastures and learns about cows, rivers, and her Owner. The Owner quickly finds a buyer for Pepper.
Pepper goes through the sadness being separated from her mother for the first time. Pepper begins to see that her Master is more than an Owner, he is becoming her Dear Friend. Her Dear Friend teaches her so much and takes her for long rides. Things change when her Dear Friend's wife's medical condition worsens.
In a cruel twist of fate; Pepper's Dear Friend must sell his home, his assets, and even Pepper to cover medical bills from his wife's cancer treatments. With Pepper gone, the Dear Friend has nothing to live for. Will Pepper be able to save her Dear Friend?