Big John has borrowed money from Montoya to pay for a herd he has bought with plans to sell it to the Army. Buck is bringing in the herd with the seller while Big John sends Manolito to pick up the money from his father. Buck pushing hard brings the herd in two days early while Manolito is running late. He received a message from a boy that one of his girlfriends Juanita wants to see him. Manolito stops at her place to say he can't stay but is robbed. He returns to the High Chaparral where an extremely upset Big John fires Manolito and worries he may have lost his ranch. Victoria persuades Big Jhn with urging from Buck and Blue to take Manolito who is their best tracker. The two men who robbed Manolito took Juanita with them but she escapes in the night with the money making her way to the High Chaparral where Victoria reclaims the money from the distrusted Juanita. The bandits have tricked Big John's group into following the bulk of the group while a few of the group track Juanita ...