StableFeed Sainfoin Forage Pellet

Item No. SAN40
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
in-store pickup only

StableFeed Sainfoin Forage Pellet

Item No. SAN40
5 out of 5 Customer Rating

This item is available for in-store pick up only. Please email us or call us for more information.

  • In Stock
*Additional Shipping Charges Apply

Sainfoin, otherwise known as “holy hay”, is a plant long recognized for its extraordinary palatability and health benefits. This forage was primarily grown for horses prior to the industrialization of agriculture, but was all but abandoned with the invention of tractors and the promise of fertilizers and weed control chemicals that would make large scale farming possible. Sainfoin is now experiencing a rebirth as scientists all over the world recognize its unique ability to resist drought, draw nutrients from deep in the earth to nourish grazing animals, fix nitrogen, sequester phosphates, and support pollinators; all necessary if we are to make headway in our quest to address climate change. 

  • No additives, preservatives, or binding agents
  • Highly Palatable
  • Non-gas producing to support horses prone to gas colic
  • Bypass protein for improved protein utilization
  • Natural wormer - high in condensed tannins to naturally inhibit parasite load
  • High in Omega-3's for natural anti-inflammatory support
  • Longer chewing time to support salivation, production of digestive enzymes and increased water consumption.

40 lb.

Top benefits of Sainfoin in horses:

  1. The higher tannin level disrupts mechanisms that create gas during digestion so sainfoin is non-gas producing. Limiting gas production along the gastrointestinal tract is not simply a matter of comfort for the horse, but may reduce incidence of gas colic.
  2. Longer chewing time. We have recorded the chewing time of horses who eat an alfalfa pellet vs those who eat the sainfoin pellet. The horses observed spent an average of 30% more time chewing the sainfoin, salivated significantly more and drank up to twice the amount of water when they were eating sainfoin. Chewing for production of saliva and digestive enzymes and increased water consumption are all important for optimal gastrointestinal health in horses.
  3. The higher condensed tannins in sainfoin bind to the proteins to protect them during the digestive process. This results in increased utilization of the protein throughout the body. In cattle, this results in faster growth and better hides. In horses this results in better topline, more effective maintenance of topline/muscling when the horse is in hard work, and improved hoof horn. 
  4. Sainfoin is high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
  5. More palatable than alfalfa. If you have a horse who is off their feed or refuses to eat a supplement, incorporating sainfoin often gets them going. 
  6. Sainfoin has anthelmintic properties and has been shown to help control strongyles in cattle, sheep and goats. It has been assumed that it will work the same in horses but this theory has not been tested so we are uncomfortable making this claim until we have had an opportunity to test Sainfoin's efficacy on a herd of heavy shedding horses in a controlled environment. 

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 11%
Crude Protein (max) 14%
Crude Fat (min) 1%
Crude Fiber (max) 32%
ESC (simple sugars, min) 6.5%
ESC (simple sugars, max) 9.1%
Starch 1.8%
Moisture (max) 12%
Ash (max) 7%


Feeding Instructions

When feeding a pelleted feed, add water, a rock, or feed spread out to avoid choke. Feed by weight and not by volume. 1-2% of a horse's weight should be fed daily in hay forage. 


Free Shipping on Orders over $99

We offer FREE standard shipping on all orders over $99.00. Orders under $99 qualify for affordable $8.00 flat rate shipping. Overweight and oversize additional shipping charges may apply. See our Shipping Page for full details.

New England Next Day Shipping (including Saturday delivery!)

Live in New England and want your order delivered tomorrow? We offer affordable next-business day service by FedEx including delivery on Saturday for a flat rate of $11.99 for orders under $99, or just $2.99 for orders over $99. Overweight and oversize additional shipping charges may apply. See our Shipping Page for full details.

Additional Shipping Charges

Some of our items are heavy or oversized and may require additional shipping charges.

Overweight Items

Additional shipping charges for overweight items are calculated based on the total shipping weight of all overweight items. The amount charged is based the weight and shipping distance. See our Shipping Page for full details.

Oversize Items

Additional shipping charges for oversize items are calculated on a per product basis based on the chart below. To determine which zone your address is in, please refer to our Shipping Page for full details.

 Oversize Product Class 

 Zone A 

 Zone B 

 Zone C 

 Oversize Group 1




 Oversize Group 2




 Oversize Group 3




 Oversize Group 4




 Oversize Group 5




 Oversize Group 6




 Oversize Group 7