Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a professional journalist who has covered horse industry and equestrian topics for a number of publications. Her background includes riding, showing, and training Saddlebred horses.

Articles by Pat Raia

Montana Horse Rescuers Charged with Animal Cruelty

Two Montana horse rescuers allegedly maltreated more than 30 animals on a Broadwater County ranch. Read More

Kentucky Horse Owner Pleads in Cruelty Case

A man accused of maltreating dozens of horses on his Pendleton County property has pleaded not guilty. Read More

Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

Wild horse advocates say the gathered estray horses were too quickly sold to a horse processing firm. Read More

Rehabilitated Horses Donated to Florida Youth Ranch

A group of rescued horses has a new home after being rehabilitated and donated to a youth ranch. Read More

Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites. Read More

Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. Read More

Kentucky Horses Seized After 49 Found Dead

Fourteen horses are receiving rehabilitative care and another 18 await removal. Read More

Authorities Investigate Skagit Co., Wash., Horse Shooting

Authorities hope the public can help them identify those responsible for shooting a horse in its pasture. Read More

New Walking Horse Bill Expands Blackburn Legislation

The bill would aim to stop soring while preserving what it calls the "traditional" Walking Horse industry. Read More

Volunteers Care for Horses after Washington Mudslide

Area volunteers care for horses impacted by a mudslide in Snohomish County. Read More

Egyptian Arabian Horses Seized in South Carolina

The seized horses are receiving rehabilitative care, but 70 other horses from the herd are unaccounted for. Read More

Texas Stock Horses Seized

Thirty stock horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner. Read More

N.C. Horse Shooter Sought

Authorities are seeking whoever shot and killed a horse while it grazed in its Wake County pasture. Read More

AQHA Files Cloning Lawsuit Reply

The AQHA has filed its reply in a case involving the registration of cloned horses and their offspring. Read More

Lawsuit Seeks to Save Forest Land for Wild Horses

Advocates hope to prevent U.S. Forest Service from eliminating public land and rounding up wild horses. Read More

Louisiana Man Accused of Dragging Horse

A Louisiana man is accused of animal cruelty after he allegedly dragged a mare behind his truck. Read More

N.Y. Horse Rescuer, Suffolk Co. SPCA Settle Lawsuit

The litigation stems from a 2010 SPCA investigation on the New York Horse Rescue, operated by Mona Kanicper. Read More

AQHA Gets More Time to Make Cloning Arguments

The AQHA will have more time to to slate oral arguments in their appeal regarding cloned horse registrations. Read More

Therapy Horses Missing From Pasture

The missing horses are used in an equine-assisted therapy for war veterans and disabled children. Read More

Horses Seized in Illinois Cruelty Case

More than 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Kane County, Ill. Read More

Authorities Still Investigating Oregon Wild Horse Shootings

Despite the offer of a cash reward, leads in the case have been scant, a law enforcement official said. Read More

Veterinarians Oppose Blackburn Bill

The bill was introduced last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. Read More

Washington Horse Shooter Sought

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting eight Quarter Horses in their pasture. Read More

Obama Budget Could Halt Horse Plant Inspections Through 2015

A request contained in a budget proposal from President Barack Obama could halt horse processing through 2015. Read More

Equine Massage Therapists Sue Arizona Vet Board

The therapists claim the veterinary medical examining board is violating their right to earn a living. Read More