When her husband dies unexpectedly, California socialite Stella Davis learns that he had secretly mortgaged their ranch and she has ninety days before the creditors show up to take the property away from her. Inspired by her great grandmother's stories of the hardships endured to acquire the land, Stella determines to keep it, with the help of her ranch manager Brannon. When she finds a herd of sickly horses grazing on her land, Brannon informs her that it's a federal crime to take care of them. But Stella is moved by their plight and makes a deal with the prison system for her ranch to become part of the Prison Rehabilitation Equine Program. For three months, convicts come to take care of the wild horses every day and all is well until a billionaire rival of Stella's tries to shut her down and turn the town against her.