Horse Colour Powder
My first Colour Powder adventure! We goofed around a few weeks ago and for a rookie, I’d say they turned out alright! ;)
This blog was written for my friend Rosemarie, her family and all the boarder families affected by the recent tragic barn fire which led to losing their horses, cattle and so much more. xox
Want to see how our adventure turned out? Have a peek here:
What is Holi Powder?
You've probably seen photos of people throwing coloured powders at each other during an annual Holi festival. But what is Holi really about?
Holi was originally a religious and agricultural festival of fertility and harvest, according to BBC. The centuries-old festival is celebrated on the day after the last full moon in the Hindu month, Phalguna.
There are several religious stories attached to Holi. One of the most well-known is that of Prahalad and Holika. Prahalad was the son of the demon king Hiranyakashyap, who, unhappy with his son’s devotion to Vishnu (a Hindu deity known as the “preserver”), attempted and failed several times to murder Prahalad. Hiranyakashyap’s sister and fellow demon Holika was gifted immunity to fire, and therefore decided to carry Prahalad into the flames as one last murder attempt.
But because Holika was using her powers for evil, the gods retracted their gift and she turned to ash. Prahalad was protected from the fire by Vishnu and later took his father’s throne.
The moral of the story is that good always prevails over evil, and that goodness is what is celebrated during Holi.
Is it safe? Well, that is up to you to decide!
The magical colour powder is made from food grade quality cornstarch, non-toxic, safe, and also biodegradable.
As with any substance, it is recommended to keep it out of your eyes and lungs. If you are overly sensitive, you may want to wear glasses or goggles for your eyes and use a bandana or close your mouth.
During a powder session, we are incredibly careful to keep the powder away from the animals’ eyes and airways. As such, it is only applied behind the head and we only ask for forward movement so the powder is not flying into their faces.
Will it stain?
The colour does mostly wash out after, but some of it can stain. As with anything, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn't mind getting the colour on.
Please note, if you are interested in a Colour Powder Horse Session, you will need access to an arena.