A young widow (Sarah Jessica Parker) and mother is in danger of watching her farm be foreclosed unless she can come up with $1,000 for the mortgage. The various farm animals overhear this and, knowing she won't be able to come up with the money, hatch their own plan. The cows consult the family horse (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who turns out to be a former bounty hunter. And it just so happens he's heard about a bandit on the loose in a nearby town. The price on the crook's head? A tidy $1,000.