11-year old Sukhbat lives on the vast Mongolian steppe together with his nomadic family and their livestock. When Sukhbat isn’t helping his parents on their ranch he spends time either playing in the desolate landscapes or attending school in the nearby city. Life is harsh and the increasingly unrelenting winters have killed off huge hoards of the family‘s livestock. Sukhbat‘s father Batsaikhan has no other choice than to look for other ways to survive. Victory in the regional horse races would bring wealth and prestige to the family. He trains Sukhbat to tame and ride a wild horse in a bid to win the race, putting the family‘s hopes and future into the child‘s hands. For Sukhbat, this new responsibility means facing a life dictated by unforgiving traditions and nature. No one remains unscathed after being confronted by the power of the Mongolian steppe.