We always bought hay for our horses - it looked like dried johnson grass, to me, lol. Then today my husband came back from the feedstore with what they said was "coastal hay". It was very fine grass with tons and tons of seeds in it. Since we're now paying over $12 for a bale of hay, I just wanted to make sure they hadn't accidentally given me straw instead of hay. And - why do so many BYCers think straw is better than hay for muddy pens?