Horses help Yate’s Liam win top award

November 01 2016

A YOUNG man from Yate has received an award after learning about the care and welfare of horses.

A YOUNG man from Yate has received an award after learning about the care and welfare of horses.
Liam Bailey was named workplace learner of the year by Haddon Training and hopes his new skills will be a major help in a career in horse management.
Liam was nominated by his employer Shani Payne, of Peopleton Brook Farm in Old Sodbury, and was presented with his award by Haddon’s managing director, Chris Hewlett, at a ceremony at Barbury International Horse Trials in Wiltshire.
Haddon Training is based in the county and provides work-based apprenticeships and wider qualifications in horse care, other animal care and business.
Liam completed his level two diploma in horse care at the end of the summer, overcoming learning difficulties to achieve his aim of succeeding in the programme.
Mrs Payne said he had learnt a lot from the course and become very confident in handling the horses he dealt with.
Liam said he had not only been taught a great deal about horses but also learnt how to be a team player in the workplace.
He said: “I’ve learnt a lot about the welfare of the horses, how to stop problems and when to treat them. I feel this course will be invaluable in helping me when trying to secure a career in horse management with the stables.
“I’ve also learnt how to use farm equipment appropriately and properly.”