BMB Boarding & Animals Plus
1444 Drew Rd El Centro CA,  92243    Telephone: (760) 996-4666    Email:   


     Animals Plus began in 1991 with a desire to build confidence, ability, and character in riders young and the young at heart. The program grew to include BMB Boarding, therapeutic riding for riders with disabilities, and riding for at risk teens. Riding lessons, training programs, and various horsemanship camp opportunities are available throughout the year.

A photo of Brent and Marsha.



  • 24' X 24' Corrals
  • Wash Rack
  • 5 Turnouts
  • 2 Arenas
  • Cross Ties
  • Round Pen
  • Tack Storage
  • Trailer Storage

     Monthly and overnight boarding are available.

An aerial photo of the boarding facilities.


     Instructor Marsha Boutwell is well known in the Valley. She is certified by the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA), Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), and is a Christian Camping Horsemanship International (CCHI) level 4 Clinician.

Types of Lessons Available

  • Hourly
  • Basic Horsemanship
  • Therapeutic
  • CHA Level 1 to 4
  • Western: Barrels, Pleasure, and Cattle
  • English: beginning dressage and jumping
A photo of a horse and rider going around a barrel.


     Therapeutic Riding offers physical, social, and spiritual benefits to people with disabilities. For those who use a wheel chair, riding a horse will work muscle groups used in walking. For those who have cognitive and or behavioral disabilities, communication skills may improve through interaction with the horse and instructor. Overall, a feeling of satisfaction and improved quality of life can be achieved by learning how to ride and care for a horse. [2013-2014 Schedule]

A photo of a horse, rider, and walkers.

At Risk

     Basic Horsemanship classes are offered to teens who are at risk of becoming incarcerated. Our goal is to build confidence and self esteem in the students so that they will be better able to overcome and deal with life's obstacles.



  • Breed: Leopard Appaloosa
  • Foaled: 2/23/06
  • Height: 15.1 Hands
  • Sire: Bostons Shadow
  • Dam: Miss Terree Us

     Kirby has a very kind disposition. His grand sire on his dam's side is appaloosa hall of famer Mister Re and his sire's side showcases running quarter with Prince Plaudit for color.

A photo of a leopard appaloosa stallion.

Horses For Sale


  • Color: Solid Bay
  • Breed: Thoroughbred Appaloosa Cross
  • Gender: gelding
  • Foaled: 2001
  • Height: 15.3 Hands
A photo of a solid bay thoroughbred appaloosa.


  • Color: Solid Bay
  • Breed: Appaloosa
  • Gender: gelding
  • Foaled: 1997
  • Height: 15.1 Hands
A photo of a solid bay appaloosa.


  • Take I-8 to Drew Road and turn south.
  • Drive Past Storms Crossing RV Park, and Rio Bend.
  • Continue past the bridge and you will see the horses on the east side of the road.
  • Turn left into the gate and park before you come to the arena.

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