Ernest's itch is so big that it causes an "earthquake" which throws Chipper and his sister's world upside down. The search for a way for Ernest to scratch his itch leads to an amusing barnyard adventure and the beginning of a beautiful new friendship.
Ernest's amusing antics at trying to look taller to impress his friends turn into an inspiring tale of self-realization and true happiness as Ernest confronts - and overcomes - his sadness at being so small.
When a big beautiful show horse named Twist arrives at the farm, Ernest is sure the friend he was hoping for is here at last! But Twist doesn't want to be bothered by the scruffy, little donkey until Ernest's energy and love win him over.