After his mother unexpectedly dies, 17-year-old Ethan (Nicholas Ryan Gibbs) discovers he is the owner of his mothers horse - a horse he never even knew existed. He travels cross country to live with his grandparents and investigate the mystery. His grandmother is supportive but his angry grandfather Otto (Wayne E. Brown) doesn't seem to want him around. Next door live three children who are taking riding lessons at the same farm where his mothers horse is boarded. Their lives intersect as Ethan deals with his grief over his mother s death and the children deal with a neighbourhood bully whose father works at the horse farm. The journey for Ethan, Otto, the three children, the bully and her father all revolve around a gentle and faithful horse called Bear who deeply touches all their lives.