Ms Hardeman and her ranch director said they were going to stay with the horses and are trying to make sure they are safe.
She told one new outlet that they had to put sick horses in the same area as healthy ones in a bid to ensure their safety from the wild fires. Apparently, they have a truck packed in case the situation gets to a critical level.
"I don't want to leave because I know won't let me back, so I'm not leaving," Hardeman said. "Unless somebody puts a gun to me or something I might leave, but ... right now, I go where they go and nobody could get up here yesterday , they wouldn't let people in. ...I'm not leaving."
The death toll from wildfires in Calif. is 17.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office announced two additional deaths there late Tuesday. That brings the county’s total to 11. The other six are spread among Napa, Yuba and Mendocino counties.
The Sheriff’s Office released only the names of the streets where the deceased were discovered, and no information on the identities or circumstances of the deaths.
The wildfires that have flared up north of San Francisco on Sunday night are said to be among the deadliest in California's history.
The blazes have also left at least 180 people injured and have destroyed more than 2,000 homes and businesses.