A Purple Horse: Domestic Violence Awareness

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HOLD YOUR HORSES is an equine assisted learning center helping to heal human hearts with horses. In an effort to raise awareness in a unique way, the therapy horse, Bella, has been painted purple by domestic violence survivors and their children.

Bella is an unifying symbol of courage, survival, honor, and dedication to recognizing and ending domestic violence. Bella the purple horse was painted by survivors of domestic violence and their children.

The hope is that Bella sends a powerful message that violence in the homes, workplace, neighborhoods, and schools will be addressed and never tolerated. Bella, the purple horse grazes peacefully in the lush green pastures of Hold Your Horses and the hope of Hold Your Horses is that those affected by domestic violence will find the same wonderful peace through healing.