Badger Thurston is an ordinary teen in 1910. But sometimes ordinary teens do extraordinary things, like riding in his first rodeo with the best cowboy in the area, Charlie Pickett. Only days into his new job, Badger comes nose to nose with some unfriendly characters who want the young cowboy to hightail it away from the rodeo. Why are the bullies pushing Badger to clear off? And will he decide to leave the ropin', ridin' and brandin' behind?