Maryland Farriery Seminar Scheduled for March 22

The University of Maryland will host an introduction to farriery seminar on March 22 at the College Park Campus' Animal Sciences Building.

"Through a combination of lectures and demonstration, casual horse enthusiasts and equine professionals alike will gain a better understanding of proper hoof care and management," the program brochure reads.

Mike Poe, CJF, owner of Maryland-based Alpha Farrier Services, will speak on topics including hoof function and care, anatomy and conformation, and trimming and shoeing. He will also present a trimming and shoeing demonstration in the afternoon.

The course fee $50 per person and includes course materials and lunch. The event is limited to 40 participants, so interested parties are encouraged to register early.

For more information, contact Jennifer Reynolds at or 301/405-1547, or visit Online registration is available at

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