Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main goals of the corral?
We provide homes for animals particularly horses who were either born on the islands or imported from the states. Other animals like donkeys, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, chickens and ducks and deer have been helped as well from our willingness and know how in providing for their care. There are few options for these wild and domestic animals on this little island.
What are the specs for riders?
Ages 6 years old and up. No double riding. Weight limit 240 pounds. We use western saddles, but will tack up English upon request. Beginners welcome with instruction provided!
What should we wear and bring?
Closed toed shoes are requested. Sneakers or hiking boots are ok. Pants or capris are best to wear as protection from the saddle rubbing and brush along the trail. We provide saddle bags for cameras, phones and water, etc.
How do we get to Carolina Corral?
Taxis are $9 for 2 or more riders $12 for a single rider. Buses run 20 past the hour beginning early morning from the Cruz Bay dock Monday through Saturday. The last bus is at 8:20 out of Coral Bay Monday thru Friday and 3:20. No bus on Sundays. We’re half hour across island by bus which goes through Coral Bay and turns around at the end of our road before going back through town. A short walk down a dirt road brings you to our first drive on the right. Directions if driving: Take Rt. 10 or Centerline Road straight across island to Coral Bay, travel time about half hour. Once in Coral Bay there’s a road going right to Salt Pond called 107, but stay on 10. Travel exactly half a mile past a ballfield on the right, a school, fire station, Skinny Legs restaurant and shops. We’re on the right just after the pond. Across the road is a one story yellow house with lots of coconut trees. Please arrive no sooner than 9:45 for the morning ride and 3:45 for the afternoon ride to allow time for the animals to be fed and saddled. click here for a map.
Do you offer options other than horse rides?
Beginning President’s week come by the corral at 1pm for “The Daily Donkey”. This will be an opportunity to interact with the donkeys while competing in fun events. Lots of petting and brushing, too. Book online, call or just show up with donations at the gate benefiting the VI Donkey Rescue, Inc.
Yes we do, kiddy rides by appointment and “Start your Day at the Corral”. We’re available Sunday thru Friday for a ride for the little guys. Call for available times.
Want to learn more about horses or you miss working around them? You can start your day at the corral by helping to clean up, feed, groom and tack the horses and donkeys. Available for up to 6 volunteers Monday thru Friday, bookable online. No ride appointment necessary. The corral is always open to visitors with donations greatly appreciated!
What if we have to cancel?
Credit cards are used to reserve the space. Call the night before to cancel otherwise 100% of the fee is charged on the day of the ride with a possibility of a make up ride. Private rides require at least 36 hours in advance to cancel for a full refund.