Snowbird gives Dr. Mike a horse she wants to enter in the Territory Stakes horse race, but she must disguise herself as a man to qualify. Sully teaches her what to do to fool the race officials and helps her with strategies for the race.
Dorothy thinks she's pregnant, but Dr. Mike's exam reveals there are other problems going on. The upcoming Sweetheart Dance causes trouble between Sully and Dr. Mike. Colleen and Becky squabble over a boy, while Dr. Mike suspects something fishy going on between Sully and Dorothy.
Dr. Quinn is called away to a Flu epidemic in another town. Leaving Sully in charge of the children. But when there is an explosion at the railway, the military puts a bounty out for Sully. Sully is shot, leaving Colleen to treat him.
The army brings supplies to the Cheyenne as an offering for their land. Dr. Quinn advises them to take the supplies in order to ease their suffering through the harsh winters. However, the supplies harbor a hidden surprise for the Cheyenne.