Safe Starch®

Fortified Forage

40 lbs (18.14 kg)

Ideal For:

Mature horses
Metabolic horses
Underweight horses


Whole grain & molasses free
Low starch & sugar
Balanced vitamin & mineral fortification

Helps Support:

Poor teeth
Hay shortages
Poor hay quality

About Triple Crown Safe Starch Fortified Forage

Protein 11%

Fat 6%

Fiber 28%

1,100 KCAL/LB

Triple Crown Safe Starch® Fortified Forage is a complete forage-based diet for mature horses, providing an alternative to grain-based diets.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min.)11.00%
  • Lysine (min.)0.35%
  • Methionine (min.)0.10%
  • Threonine (min.)0.30%
  • Tryptophan (min.)0.07%
  • Leucine (min.)0.38%
  • Crude Fat (min.)6.00%
  • Crude Fiber (max.)28.00%
  • Calcium (min.)0.60%
  • Calcium (max.)1.00%
  • Phosphorus (min.)0.40%
  • Magnesium (min.)0.50%
  • Potassium (min.)2.00%
  • Sodium (min.)0.30%
  • Zinc (min.)120 ppm
  • Manganese (min.)120 ppm
  • Copper (min.)35 ppm
  • Iron (min.)180 ppm
  • Vitamin A (min.)4,000 IU/lb
  • Vitamin D min.)750 IU/lb
  • Vitamin E (min.)110 IU/lb
  • Ascorbic Acid (min.)30 mg/lb
  • Biotin (min.)0.15 mg/lb
  • Total Direct Fed Microbials (min.)1.89 billion CFU/lb
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product (min.)454 million CFU/lb
  • Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product (min.)454 million CFU/lb
  • Bacillus Subtilis Dried Fermentation Product (min.)80 million CFU/lb
  • Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture (min.)908 million CFU/lb
  • Cellulase¹ (Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract) (min.)0.34 million CFU/lb
  • Protease² (Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract) (min.)715 HUT/lb


(Free from Restricted Ruminant Protein Products per Title 21, CFR 589.2000/2001)

Orchard Grass Hay, Timothy Grass Hay, Soybean Oil, Wheat Middlings, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Rice Bran, Glycerin, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium-Dicalcium Phosphate, Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Butyric acid, Peppermint Oil, Zinc Oxide, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Manganous Sulfate, Magnesium Proteinate, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, d-Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Beta Carotene, Calcium Lignin Sulfonate, Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Yeast Fermentation Solubles, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, L-Threonine, L-Leucine, Kelp Meal, Lecithin, Fenugreek Seed, Flaxseed, Anise Seed.

Feeding Directions


1,000 lb. horse4 - 6 lb. per day


1,000 lb. horse 8 lb. per day


1,000 lb. horse 10 - 12 lb. per day


Product can be mixed with water to aid in hydration. Product may be mixed with the grain portion of the diet to slow rate of intake.

When feeding as a replacement to feed/grain, should be fed in combination with a minimum of 1% of body weight in hay/pasture.

Provide salt and plenty of fresh, clean water at all times. Keep product fresh in cool, dry storage. Examine product daily. DO NOT use if old, moldy or contaminated with insects.

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 by Em on Safe Starch Fortified Forage
We Love This Feed!

My aging mare loves this forage and has never looked better. I talked with the manager at my feed store to keep this in stock. It has been a game changer and I don’t want to run out.

 by Janice on Safe Starch Fortified Forage
Safe Starch Forage

This forage is one of the best-kept secrets! We raise Shetland ponies and Miniature horses who can be more prone to laminitis/founder. We have used it on several, and saw fantastic results. It was recommended to us by our farrier. We have passed this great product info along to others in the same business so that they could have the relief of knowing that their ponies/horses are eating something that was helping improve their condition. We continue to use this product and hope to encourage our vet offices to recommend this product.

 by Sheila Kobs on Safe Starch Fortified Forage

My horse loves this feed and suffers from laminitis, so it is perfect for her.

 by Kim Blanton on Safe Starch Fortified Forage

We have been using Triple Crown products for our non profit rescue facility for 4 years. In our program we have 3 older horses with health issues and poor teeth. Also we have 6 minis with one being a dwarf. Three months ago we switched the older horses and all 6 minis to Safe Starch! Every one of them are thriving and loving the Safe Starch forage! Thank you Triple Crown, we love it.

 by Maddy on Safe Starch Fortified Forage

I have a horse with a history of founder. Since he’s boarded, I don’t have access to whatever hay I can get my hands on. I give him soaked Timothy hay. I am not a huge fan of hard feeds as he also has chronic ulcers. I decided to try this out in hopes that he liked it and WOW! He went crazy over it. He gets less than 2 lbs of hard feed a day and I make up the rest in this stuff. For a 17 hand horse who isn’t an easy keeper, this stuff has made all the difference for me!!

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Additional Information

Carbohydrate Estimates

  • WSC9.9%
  • ESC8.0%
  • Starch4.7%
  • Starch & ESC12.7%
  • Estimated NSC14.6%

Omega Levels Per Lb.

  • Omega-3 g/lb.0.41
  • Omega-6 g/lb.12.17

1. One cellulase unit (CU) is defined as the amount of activity that will produce a relative fluidity change of 1 (determined with a calibrated viscometer) in 5 minutes in a defined carboxymethylcellulose substrate at pH 4.5 and 40°C.

2. One hemoglobin unit (HUT) of proteolytic (protease) activity is defined as that amount of enzyme that produces, in one minute under the specified conditions, a hydrolysate whose absorbance at 275nm is the same as that of a solution containing 1.10g per mL of tyrosine in 0.006N hydrochloric acid.

3. All Triple Crown feeds have fixed ingredient formulas. Values reflect an estimated analysis of multiple feed samples from across the U.S. with the understanding that geographic differences can impact the results. Estimated values determined by Equi-Analytical, Ithaca, NY.

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