The BTB Conducts Horse and Buggy Training

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

BTB LogoPress Release – BTB – February 6, 2013 – On February 7th and 8th, 2013 the Belize Tourism Board will be hosting a Horse and Buggy Training at the Samuel Haynes Institute in Belize City. The exercise is expected to include the participation of horse and buggy owners and handlers working in the Fort George Tourism Zone, along with Belize City Traffic Officers.

Facilitators of the training, Marjorie Olson and Stephanie Lupp, will kick off Thursday’s session at 9 a.m., with presentations on the current Horse and Carriage regulations. The participants will also learn commonly used terminology in the business, interactive training on handling horses and carriage maintenance, as well as routes and other procedures to be followed when working in the Fort George Tourism Zone. On Friday, the second day of training, the workshop will conclude with a veterinary inspection of horses. In addition, traffic officers will be equipped with skills and knowledge on how to detect horses that are in distress, fatigued, injured, or overworked, as well as being able to recognize and identify carriages which surpass the weight restrictions outlined by the Horse and Buggy Regulations.

This training forms part of a training series being offered through Belize Tourism Board for the improvement of standards and quality of service in the industry. For more information on the Horse and Buggy Training, contact Mrs. Shola Babb, Compliance Officer via e-mail at [email protected] or via phone at 227-2420.

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