Some people say mystical horses that travel through time exist only in fairy tales. But not twelve-year-old Shiloh Carvelus and her best friend, eleven-year-old Leah Cassidy. Shiloh is outspoken, curious, marvels in adventure, and is intrigued with Native American culture. Leah is the opposite; she’s shy but never refuses an outing with her friend. She's drawn to Shiloh's free-spirited adventures.
Shiloh convinces Leah to accompany her to the forest in search of special herbs. Shiloh scans the ground looking for her plants and chats to Leah while swinging her basket of the Chippewa's, believing certain herbs possess the powers to heal and ward off evil spirits. Leah stays close behind, and she is unnerved when the swaying shadows of the trees make the hair on the back of her neck tingle. Neither of the girls expect an encounter beyond their imagination.
Leah begs Shiloh to turn and run for their lives. But Shiloh stretches out her hand to touch the soft muzzle of the most beautiful horse she has ever seen, tall and majestic, head held high like an empress. The girls became mesmerized by this horse that can talk through a thought process. Together, the three create a friendship, but a greater bond develops between Shiloh and Beautiful. Soon, Shiloh discovers the horse can fly. Together, Shiloh and Beautiful help Leah overcome her fears as they set off for an adventure of a lifetime.