A chopped forage fortified with vitamins and minerals. Ideal for horses with metabolic disease, founder/laminitis or poor dentition.

Triple Crown Safe Starch forage (a mixture of orchard and Timothy hays) provides horses with their entire diet – forage, as well as vitamins and minerals. Featuring Triple Crown’s unique EquiMix technology, Triple Crown Safe Starch forage is specially selected, low NSC grass hay forage that is molasses and grain free, and provides 6% fat.


Crude Protein (min.)
Lysine (min.)
Methionine (min.)
Threonine (min.)
Crude Fat (min.)
Crude Fiber (max.)
Calcium (min.)
Calcium (max.)
Phosphorus (min.)
Magnesium (min.)
Iron (min.)
180 ppm
Potassium (min.)
Selenium (min.)
0.30 ppm
Zinc (min.)
120 ppm
Manganese (min.)
120 ppm
Copper (min.)
35 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
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture (min.)
908 million CFU/lb
Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product (min.)
454 million CFU/lb
Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product (min.)
454 million CFU/lb
Cellulase* (Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract) (min.)
0.34 million CU/lb
Protease** (Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract) (min.)
715 HUT/lb

Orchard Grass Hay, Timothy Grass Hay, Soybean Oil, Wheat Middlings, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Rice Bran, Glycerin, Ground Limestone, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium-Dicalcium Phosphate, Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sesquicarbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, 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, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, D. L. Methionine, L-Lysine, Kelp Meal, Lecithin, Fenugreek Seed, Flaxseed, Anise Seed. (Free from restricted ruminant protein products per Title 21, CFR 589.2000/2001) Packaged in 40 lb. bags.

Feeding Directions

Triple Crown Safe Starch Forage is an all in one diet for mature horses. No other hay, pasture, or mineral and vitamin supplement is required to provide your horse a complete and balanced diet. Feed Triple Crown Safe Starch Forage to mature horses at a rate that maintains desired body condition. Begin with approximately 2% of body weight (20 pounds for a 1000 pound horse) and adjust up or down, depending upon the individual horse’s body condition. You want to feed a minimum of 1% of body weight. Provide access to salt and fresh, clean water at all times.

NOTE: Provide plenty of fresh, clean water at all times. Keep product fresh in cool, dry storage. Examine product daily. DO NOT use product that is old, or contaminated with mold, insects or foreign material.

***The following coefficients of variation (cv) can be associated with the carbohydrate analyses. These should reasonably account for both sampling and analytical variation, though as you know, poor sampling can lead to much larger variation. The coefficients of variation (cv) for starch is 10%, WSC is 15% and ESC is 15%. For example, a feed with a WSC value of 10% should be expected to range from 8.5 – 11.5% and a WSC value of 20% to range from 17 – 23%. In addition, there are variables on ingredients between suppliers that could be as much as an additional 5% to 10% per ingredient. Therefore, products, such as TC 30% Supplement potentially would have a smaller variation than TC Lite due to the number of bulk ingredients making up the feed (2 vs. 4).

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by CAROLYN on Safe Starch® Forage

I supplement the Safe Starch Forage to my 2 horses with Cushings along with other grass hay. Both horses will wait by the feeder that I feed the Safe Starch Forage in! Also feed the Triple Crown Low Starch Feed. They both have shiny coats and keep weight on.

by Deb Adams on Safe Starch® Forage
Forage product excellent

This is an excellent product, horses are doing well with it. I do feed high-quality Triple Crown grain with it and they are keeping up their weight, thank you!

by Barb Kern on Safe Starch® Forage
Safe Starch Forage

My bestie and I have been feeding her appendix, Teddy, the
Safe Starch Forage for years.

When we first got to the barn where we are now,
we settled for whatever the barn was feeding the horses.
He’s in pasture so initially it was difficult for him to be
allowed to get near the buckets.

Teddy is a hard keeper so we began to research what we
should feed him as supplemental to the grain from the barn.
Teddy does not have shoes and is barefoot. Both of us
went to a seminar with an individual that is known for
being one of the top farrier institutes for barefoot horses,
Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry. KC is the owner of
this business and has Paso Finos of his own. He’s the
person who told us about Triple Crown Safe Starch Forage.
We’ve been using it ever since and Teddy absolutely loves
it. We mix it with oats, baby carrots and sometimes sweet
potatoes along with apples, etc. He gained the weight he
required and is very healthy. We are extremely pleased
with this feed and will continue to purchase it as long as
you keep producing.

by Steven Pendolari on Safe Starch® Forage
Your Safe Starch saved my pony’s life!

Your Safe Starch saved my pony’s life! My vet prescribed it for my 22 year old Shetland, Shadow who has PPID (equine cushings). He’s been on it for about 18 months now and he has made a dramatic turn around for the better.

Following the instructions on the package and with my vet’s help, Shadow gets 6 pounds of Safe Starch a day, fed 1 pound every 4 hours (yes, I get up twice in the night to make sure his diet is as ‘safe’ as possible.) My vet and I have even been able to cut back on his medication because your diet is SO good! With Safe Starch and a tiny bit of medication, Shadow’s cushings numbers dropped from over 100 to 38, 23, and recently 18 – and he’s lost 40 pounds, now down around 420 pounds. I was so happy when he shed out fully this year for the first time in ages. Shadow gets nothing but Safe Starch (made into a mash at 1 pound SS to 2 liters of body tempature water in the hot weather so he’s getting enough water). My vet’s tough, but thanks to her efforts and Safe Starch, Shadow is making a dramatic recovery. He looks great and has tons of energy again.


by Sharon Poley on Safe Starch® Forage
Safe Starch Forage and Timothy Grass Forage from TCN are the best!

I have been a dedicated Triple Crown fan since 2004 when my horse was diagnosed with Cushing’s. Currently I have a Morab and Shetland/Welsh cross that not only are breed predisposed, but have been diagnosed with normal but on high side ACTH number and Equine Metabolic Syndrome respectively.  Your products are the only ones on the market that I trust for consistency and quality that are absolutely necessary to help control their special diet so they can live longer, healthier, happier lives.  I love my boys and try to give them everything I can and your products are not only affordable, easy to obtain at grain stores but my boys like the taste which is very important.  I currently use Triple Crown Lite, Safe Starch Forage, Timothy Grass Forage, Omega Max flaxseed, and the beet pulp Timothy cubes soaked in warm water. You always provide the information necessary for me to make the low sugar, low starch choices.  I wish I could buy tested baled hay from you too! My local Triple Crown representative is Michelle Mulcahey and has been the most kind and helpful person I have come across in the whole tri-state area of CT, MA and NY.


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