Mike Novak wants to work on the Garret spread until he's paid for a mare of his choice, but his choice is Tal's favorite.
The story deals with Jeremy Slate, a self-confident Kid from Chicago who wants to start a horse-breeding ranch. He worms his way onto the Garret payroll, but alienates Tal(Ryan O'Neal) at every turn. Eventually, Tal decides to apologize, but it's too late, and nothing will satisfy the two except a genuine fight.
An ambitious ranch-hand (Jeremy Slate) is given a job on the Garret ranch and offers, for wages, to work merely for the use of a mare. Eventually Redigo (Richard Egan)learns that his hired hand is land-hungry and will stop at nothing to get it.