About Mike

Rotating images of farrier Mike Poe at workAlpha Farrier Services is owned and operated by Mike Poe, an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier and Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.

Poe brings to Alpha Farrier Services:

  • Skills he honed to pass the highest levels of voluntary, international farrier certifications
  • A career spanning more than a decade , a dozen states and two countries
  • The skill to only use handmade shoes he forges himself for each horse
  • A dedication to continued education

He has the education, experience and ability to create a specialized care plan to meet the unique needs of you and your horse.

Since graduating from the Eastern School of Farrier Science in 1999 and studying in the Animal Sciences program at Virginia Tech University, Poe has shod horses in a dozen states on both the East and West coasts, as well as in Great Britain.

His clients include owners of performance and pleasure horses in multiple disciplines, as well as equestrian programs like the one at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also specializes in therapeutic (corrective) shoeing for horses with special needs.

Map of the areas in central Maryland where farrier Mike Poe worksService Areas

Mike Poe, CJF, operates Alpha Farrier Services in these counties in Central Maryland:

  • Anne Arundel County
  • Howard County
  • Southeastern Montgomery County
  • North/Northeastern Prince Georges County

There is limited availability for appointments outside of these areas but only for accounts with several horses.