They say some people do things depending on the way the wind blows. It couldn’t be more true in the mountains of Colorado this week.

Ranchers in the foothills of the mountains surrounding Fort Collins, Colorado — about an hour north of Denver — found themselves being asked to evacuate. Hard enough for the average resident in a traditional house to get their family to safety, but some of these ranches and farms often have dozens of livestock and horse pastures and barns filled with their animals needing to be saved as well.

It was a daunting task each day. Barn manager and horse trainer Katrina Ware has worked 16 hour days since Sunday, June 10, getting her boss’s Shiloh Ranch horses to safety.