Meet the Blue Family: John, his wife Sarah, and their three kids, Barkley, Carter and Amy reside at their ranch along with their two pets: Taylor, their dog, and Ragtime, a miniature horse.
But Ragtime is no ordinary pet. He is a special horse who can perform lots of tricks. Live on the news, the locals watch Ragtime in action much to the delight of an onlooking crowd. In their run-down trailer, two down on their luck crooks see Ragtime on television; they decide to steal him and hold him for ransom.
While the family and the police hunt for the missing pet, Ragtime leads the incompetent horse-nappers on a merry chase.