Roman is a man serving a prison sentence of 12 years for committing a violent crime. His rehabilitation options include working at a facility that breaks and trains wild mustang horses. Within a short time, Roman's work with the horses propels him into an introspective period. He learns about the true origins of his own anger when he befriends a particularly troubled mustang. As his relationship with the mustang grows, Roman begins to deeply consider his actions in relationship to society and his own family. It is still true that some property owners in the southwestern United States consider wild mustangs to be outlaws in the animal kingdom. They can be destructive, yet they can be trained to be magnificent additions to a ranch. Such is the parallel drawn between mustangs and convicted criminals in this movie. With the proper care, all beings can be transformed.