Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

Articles by Pat Raia

Mutilated Mare Receiving Care in Texas

The allegedly malnourished 4- or 5-year-old Paint mare had her vagina cut out and was stabbed inside that initial wound. Read More

Oregon Horse Drowns on Beach

The horse reportedly fell and was unable to rise before being washed into the ocean, where the animal drowned. Read More

Owner Charged in Utah Horse Deaths

A Utah owner has been charged in the deaths of 10 horses found without access to water in July. Read More

How Many Horses Makes a Hoarder?

One rescuer says hoarding has less to do with many animals than with abuse. So is it time to redefine a horse hoarder? Read More

TWH Celebration Veterinary Group Releases Preliminary Report

Officials say X rays at the event showed no signs of improper pressure shoeing or foreign objects in shoeing devices. Read More

Horses Removed from King Fire Path

While firefighters battle the California wildfire, more than 20 horses are receiving care at a county fairgrounds. Read More

Horses Removed from Black Forest Farm

The allegedly maltreated herd--including a high-profile cutting horse--were found living among several dead horses. Read More

FBI to Report Animal Cruelty Statistics

The FBI's Uniform Crimes Report will add animal cruelty statistics to its National Incident Based Reporting System. Read More

Horse Thief Charged in Texas

An Oklahoma man wanted in connection with the theft of four Texas horses has turned himself in to authorities. Read More

Reward Offered in California Pony Shooting

Authorities hope a cash reward will help identify those responsible for shooting a pony in its Sonoma County pasture. Read More

Authorities: Utah Horses Died of Thirst, Not Gunshot Wounds

Authorities determined that a group of horses believed to be shot to death in their pasture instead died of dehydration. Read More

Owner Charged in Virginia Horse Death

A Virginia horse owner is facing charges after his horse died in the Shenandoah Forest. Read More

APHIS: TWH Celebration Soring Violations Rise

Officials at the 2014 event identified 219 soring violations, an increase from the number found last year. Read More

North Carolina Horse Herd Removed

A herd of 27 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after their removal from a farm in Warren County, North Carolina. Read More

Georgia Authorities Probe Horse Theft

A Tennessee Walking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse went missing from their Madison County pasture. Read More

BLM to Relocate Utah Mustangs from Utah Corrections' Program

More than 1,000 mustangs will be relocated in the wake of a dispute between the BLM and Utah Department of Corrections. Read More

Pennsylvania Horse Dealers Face Animal Cruelty Charges

The trio allegedly attempted to sell three maltreated animals through a New Holland auction. Read More

Horse Dies in Michigan Barn Fire

Investigators believe a lightning strike could have killed a horse located in a Fort Gratiot, Michigan, barn. Read More

Two Horses Dead in Illinois Barn Fire

Authorities in Illinois believe thunderstorms could be to blame for a barn fire that killed two horses in Kane County. Read More

South Carolina Mule Tests Positive for EIA

The case is the first confirmed new incidence of EIA originating in South Carolina for more than a decade. Read More

Tennessee Horse Hauler Enters Plea Deal

A horse hauler whose firm was shut down by federal authorities has pleaded guilty to a single charge under a plea deal. Read More

TWH Celebration VAC Committee Membership Questioned

Committee members say rumors that one member never agreed to be on the committee are false. Read More

Allegedly Maltreated Horses Removed from California Property

More than two dozen horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a San Diego County property. Read More

Authorities Investigating Texas Horse Deaths

Authorities are hoping water samples can help determined what killed at least a dozen Webb County horses. Read More

Kentucky State Police Accounts for Horse Herd

Horses that were reported killed near Harlan, Kentucky, have been accounted for, the state police say. Read More