Colonel Bingo had arranged with Major Godfrey that his son, Waldo, should marry the Major's daughter. But first Waldo had to be sent to college to cure him of his frivolous habits. The cure was successful and Waldo returns rather effeminate. The Colonel is disgusted and decrees that his son must go west to become a man or die. He goes to the ranch of his uncle. The cowboys select a "gentle" horse for him to ride. Waldo just manages to survive the ordeal. He writes home what a daredevil he has become and father and mother come out to see for themselves. Their disappointment is so acute that the result lands Waldo at the bottom of a cliff. Then father repents and goes after his offspring.