Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main goals of the corral?
We hope to provide you with a memorable experience while caring for animals who call Carolina Corral home. Particularly the island donkeys and horses who were either born on the islands or imported from the states. Other animals including sheep, goats, cats, dogs, chickens and a duck have been assisted as well with our willingness and know how in providing for their care. Few options exist for these wild and domestic animals on this Caribbean island.
What are the specs for participants ?
Willingness to work hard and have some fun while learning the proper care of these domestic animals. Ages 8 on up are welcome to spend the mornings at the corral learning how to safely groom, saddle and handle a horse before heading out on a ride. Ages 4 on up are welcome to love on the donkeys enjoying an afternoon wagon ride and feeding. Weight limit for riders is 240 pounds.
What should we wear and bring?
Closed toed shoes are requested. Sneakers or hiking boots are best with pants or capris preferable for protection from the elements. You won’t feel hot as they protect you from the sun, as well. Bug spray, sun block and a hat are highly recommended.
How do we get to Carolina Corral?
Taxis are $9 for 2 or more riders, $12 for a single rider. Buses are making several runs in the mornings beginning at 6am from Cruz Bay and several trips in the afternoons ending at 6:30 out of Coral Bay. We’re 30 minutes across island where the bus will turn around at the end of our dirt road. We are the first drive on the right. Directions if driving: Take Rt. 10 or Centerline Road from Cruz Bay 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 (currently full of debris), a fire station, Skinny Legs restaurant and the adjoining shops. We’re on the right just after a pond bordering the road. Across from our road is a one story yellow house (minus it’s roof). click here for a map.
Do you offer options other than helping at the corral?
Donkey brush and walk, every Sunday Tursday at 8am. Just show up if you’d like to participate. I know the donkeys will like having you!
For those who are unable to spend part of the day with the animals, you can stop in anytime to visit. Donations are appreciated toward their care.
Famiky style kiddie rides available weekday afternoons. Please call ahead to set up something special for the little person in your life. The entire family can ride accompanied by a child 7 years old and under. $25 a rider. Birthday parties welcome!
What if we have to cancel?
All major credit cards are accepted. If cancellation is necessary, please contact us at least the day before for a full refund. No refund will be possible on the day of expected activity. The horses gotta eat!