A lost circus with an elephant and lion is scaring the herd and horses. Favor sends Wishbone to guide the circus to their destination. Wishbone becomes involved in a fiery romantic triangle as he guides them to Brailey.
The herd and horses are being spooked along with Mushy believing he is drunk seeing things at the waterhole. Favor rides ahead of the herd to see what is spooking them, and he discovers the source -- the scent of a stranded circus, replete with an elephant, lion, acrobats, wagons, etc. Since their scout abandoned them, to solve the problem Favor has Wishbone guide the circus to its destination, Brailey 30 miles away. Along the way Wishbone notices how the elderly owner-clown Pascal is unreasonably and violently jealous of the young acrobat's innocent interaction with Pascal's wife Jenny who is part of the acrobatic act. Everyone including Wishbone witnesses his mental and physical abuse of Jenny culminating in her driving off in Wishbone's wagon, turning it over and knocking herself out. She asks Wishbone to say she is injured so no visitors are allowed. At Brailey she plans to leave Pascal. However, Pascal catches Wishbone helping her forcing his mad jealousy to finally be resolved ... Written by