When she was 15 years old in 1917, Lael Buckley entered a county fair steer-riding event on a dare from her brother. She won the event, and $25 prize money - but most of all, she experienced the exhilaration of rodeo competition. Lael's parents were against it, but she persisted in her dream of becoming a rodeo professional. Along the way she would meet and perform with champion Louise Morris and Hollywood cowboy Tom Mix. This is a story of a time and place when women competed on an equal basis with men - a tale of drama, romance and suspense.