Maggie is living on a farm in the backwoods of Alabama, raising her horses and trying to survive, when she is approached by a man looking for a horse act. She and her horses go on the road with the circus, meeting new people and having new experiences, including meeting the beautiful Ariana. What would a hick have in common with the sophisticated woman she meets? Is it possible they have a future?
Ariana is everything a woman in depression era America would want to be, sophisticated, worldly, and beautiful. What could she possibly see in the hard-working Maggie whose whole world revolves around her 'babies,' the magical horses she has trained?