Standlee Premium Western Forage Straw can be used for animal bedding, erosion control and composting. Straw is not recommended for equine bedding as horses may consume it causing digestive problems. Standlee Premium Western Forage Certified Straw Grab & Go Compressed Bales are shrink-wrapped and have a handle for easy handling and convenient storage. Straw Bales weigh approximately 50 lb. and are Certified Noxious Westerned Free.