Do You Smell Something Burning?
Bonnie has a bad feeling, and once again she'll turn out to be unnaturally prescient. As the two of you race back to the ranch, a cloud of black smoke begins to rise directly in front of you. Once you get close enough to the ranch, you'll discover that the MacFarlane barn is ablaze.
Follow Bonnie into the small fenced area in front of the barn to continue. At the door, a ranch hand works to break through the door, but to no avail. You'll have to find another way inside to rescue the horses.
Follow the yellow waypoint around the side of the barn to a yellow "X" in front of a low awning. Jump up and climb onto the windmill. Follow the path around the windmill to the side of the barn, then leap across to the ledge and ease yourself to the left until you can climb up onto the barn's upper platform. Around the corner is an opening to the hayloft.
Once inside, you'll need to climb down a series of ladders to reach the ground floor. Move to the door and remove the pitchfork that is holding it closed by pressing "Y" or "Triangle."
Once the doors are open, rush inside and encourage the horses to leave with a well-placed slap on the rump. Hit the first two soundly and they'll rush out of the burning barn.
Just as you reach the third horse, a section of burning timber from the roof falls and blocks the doorway. You'll need to mount the last horse and ride it over the obstacle and out of the barn to save both it and yourself. Line the horse up with the exit and spur it quickly to gain enough speed to make the leap. Afterward, ride it into the nearby corral marked on your map.
Make your way to the last waypoint to find Bonnie and complete your mission. You've saved the ranch and earned the gratitude of Bonnie and her family.
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