Elizabeth Farragut forces Favor to take son Billy on as a drover hoping he can make a responsible man out of Billy. Billy is making no friends with the drovers but his attention to Mushy gains him one friend but will he learn anything.
Favor is stopped at a pass by Mrs. Elizabeth Farragut until he agrees to a contract. Favor is take her son on as a drover to teach him to become a man and act responsibly. If Billy is fired, it costs Favor a dollar a head and if Billy stays with the drive, Favor earns a dollar a head. She has made sure Favor has no choice by salting water holes else where. Billy attacks Rowdy in a bar before learning he will be his new boss. Besides starting on the wrong foot with Rowdy, Billy's antics make him no friends with the drovers. Favor assigns him to work with Wishbone and Mushy. He ignores Wishbone but his attention to Mushy creates a friend when Billy teaches Mushy to play the guitar. On the drive, the nephew befriends and insults Mushy at the same time. Dimwitted Mushy doesn't realize the insults and the way he is being used. However, Billy's irresponsibility during a storm concocting a timed booby trap to generate enough noise to stampede the herd costs him dearly. Mrs. Farragut admits ... Written by