Most people don't consider their horse to have any pain or discomfort until it gets lame. Lameness happens after pain elsewhere has been present for a long time. The early onset of pain shows up as a behavior issue, movement restriction, or sensitive tissue. An assessment will help you discover if there is pain. Dirt to Diamonds, LLC is a mobile equine therapy unit serving Max, Minot, Bismark, ND and surrounding areas. Our certified equine massage therapist uses a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) machine to ease your horse's aches and pains.

Kaycee will travel in the immediate areas of Max, Minot, and Bismarck, ND at no charge.

Here are 10 signs your horse may be in pain:

  1. Bucking, rearing, "napping", or lazy.
  2. Cold backed, will not stand to be mounted/saddled.
  3. Works easier on one rein/lead than the other, or swaps leads for no reason.
  4. Head or ear shy, spooky, "marish" or just seems off for no reason.
  5. Stiff, short striding, struggles in the turn, trips or stumbles.
  6. Sensitive to groom, saddle or blanket.
  7. Difficulty picking up feet or badly behaved for the farrier.
  8. Not connecting through the back, difficulty working from behind or heavy in the front.
  9. Refuses to jump or knocks over jumps.
  10. Moves with quarters in, "dropping" of the shoulder on turns.

    Most problems are a combination of "brain, pain, or training". Remember, if your horse was in pain, or had a lack of understanding of what you are asking of him, the only way he could communicate his issues are through behavior or performance. Therapy does not stop at addressing the pain, if there is any. Therapy also consists of retraining the horse and owner to communicate clearly what each other is trying to say, and coming together to work as a team. If there is a pain issue that has been addressed, the owner must re-train the horse to realize there is no pain associated with riding or any other aspect of a horse/owner relationship.

    If your horse has any of these issues it can be a sign of pain. If your are not sure whether it is an issue or not, an assessment will help you discover if there is pain. Call to schedule an assessment today.

Meet our passionate equine structural integration therapist

Introducing Kaycee Wilen, a passionate equine structural integration therapist with a background in human massage therapy who found her calling as an equine massage therapist. She is a certified equine structural integration practitioner through the Equine Natural Movement School in Battleground, Washington. Helping horses is Kaycee's passion, and Dirt to Diamonds lets her live her dream.

Call today to schedule a structural integration massage in Max, Minot, Bismark, ND and surrounding areas.

Can a mobile horse massage therapist help you?

To keep your horse feeling their best, contact Dirt to Diamonds, LLC for structural integration therapy. This innovative therapy can:

  • Increase blood flow to the muscles
  • Release endorphins thus naturally relieving pain
  • Enhance muscle tone
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Promote healing
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase endurance and performance
  • Alter horse behavior


Give your horse the best therapy available by calling Kaycee today. Dirt to Diamonds is a mobile structural integration provider in Max & Bismarck, ND that can travel to your location.