Before we boarded our horses, we kept them with us. We had a huge stack of hay that was covered and well secured for the winter and overnight. Well, we ended up putting boards, the truck beside it, the woodpile beside, everything we could think of to keep the elk out. Yea, it didn't keep them out. We came back after all our hard work - hay was EVERYWHERE. It was scattered all down the road, up to the fence, down the hill, in the bed of truck. It took days to clean it up. Well the elk find one little scent of it and it's done. They hay is done. Haha!