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Home for domestic animals in need on the beautiful island of St. John,
US Virgin Islands.

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Welcome to Carolina Corral!

Please note the horseback rides are the main means of income for the yard, supporting all the other rescues and unwanted animals including a goat who had a broken leg and a donkey hit by a car. Rides can be scheduled as something special to do as a couple or as a family. It’s best not to wait till the day before you leave to ride, as anything could happen to make us one horse short, or inclimate weather. I’m offering pick up in Cruz Bay at no additional cost on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. With transportation via bus back to Cruz Bay. Please note in the comment section of the booking page if you need a ride to the ride!

Rides are bookable online via the “Book Now” button on this page where you can also check availability. They are one hour in length along the shoreline of Coral Bay, culminating on a beautiful rocky beach for pictures. Ride on a couple of small sandy beaches on the way back along the water and into the mangroves. They are in the afternoons by reservation, Monday – Friday 3:30 pm and 5 pm. Closed toed shoes and long pants or capris recommended for protection from brush and the saddle. I have long pants to borrow if you didn’t bring some with you. Weight limit is 240# with no double riding. Age limit is 10 years old on up for the horses and 8 on up for the pony!

Other activities include helping with the Morning Feed at 8:30 am, Monday – Friday. $20 donation each participant.

I’m also offering public tours of the corral Monday – Friday mornings from 10 to 11 am. Cost is $20 per person, infants are free, of course. Although they still love to see the animals! Transportation by taxi available from the Cruz Bay dock at 9:30 for an additional $35. This includes drop off at a North shore beach after the tour. Get up close with the horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, cats, dogs and and chickens who call the corral home. All were either rescued out of the wild or unwanted by their previous owner. Hear their stories and meet Rowdy and Rascal, my official greeters and their other goat friends Radar and Almond. All hand raised by me. Get to know the beautiful Criollo horses Jessie and Fuego, the latest addiions from Puerto Rico and nosey Dustin, the half Belgian/Palomino pony accidental mating in a Tennessee pasture. You can reserve a spot online via the “Book Now” button then “Public Tour” on this site.

Monday – Friday at 11am participate in the Daily Donkey which consists of grooming the older guys and girls and walking the younger ones down the road to the water for some great pictures! Cost is $45 per participant. Includes a brief tour of the corral. Great fun for the whole family!

Carolina Corral has been in existence since 1994 having saved the lives of many animals and offering them to folks to come and enjoy. The work has not gotten any easier, although the needs are the same. Volunteer for clean up duty or with maintenance of the yard, especially if you miss that barnyard smell! Plenty of work to be done repairing awnings, gutters. fences and gates. That’s Mon – Sat from 9 am to noon or any time there-in. You can sign up via my “Book Now” button or email me at info@horsestjohn.com for more information. I’ve got the tools and hardware to get the job done!

All activities are bookable online via the “Book Now” button on this page or call 340-693-5778 to pay with either Venmo or PayPal. I accept cash and checks as well.

This is a labor of love on a very small island where resources are few and costly. The animals benefit from your patronage and support. All of the horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, cats and dogs are either rescues or were no longer wanted by their previous owners. I do my best to provide for them a good home, giving them the care they need.

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If considering a donation you can do so through:
1) The “Donate Now” button on this page.      2) Paypal via the email info@horsestjohn.com      3) Venmo @ Donkeydana, (I have a chicken on my shoulder.)  Last 4 digits of phone is 9622.      4) My Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MY346S8OXWBU?ref_=wl_share    5) Or by check to: The Carolina Corral 16133 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830.

Dana Bartlett

Owner & Guide

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