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

NYSGC Investigating Spate of Horse Deaths at Saratoga

The NYSGC is working to determine what might have contributed to a dozen recent racing- and training-related deaths. Read More

Agencies Probe Alleged Wild Horse Harassment

Reports suggest several individuals allegedly chased wild horses on Utah's McKay Flat while riding on motorcycles. Read More

Saratoga Race Meet Marred by Horse Deaths

Eleven horses have died in racing or training at Saratoga Race Course since the start of the year. Read More

Horses Abandoned Near Florida Everglades

Three horses have been apparently abandoned in the same area since Aug. 1. Read More

SAFE Act Reintroduced Into Senate

The act is intended to prohibit U.S. horse processing plant development and the export of horses for processing. Read More

Pair Charged in Wyoming Horse Abandonment Case

David and Bradley Flint allegedly abandoned three horses in the Washakie Wilderness earlier this year. Read More

Amendment Funds Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans

The amendment transfers $5 million to the VA's Adaptive Sports Grant Program to expand equine-assisted therapy programs. Read More

Companion Horse Medical Coverage Options Expanding

Owners now have the option of purchasing insurance policies to cover some of companion horses' medical expenses. Read More

Dog Food Blamed for Assateague Pony Death

The mare reportedly consumed a large quantities dog food, which caused an impaction and deadly ruptured intestine. Read More

Wildfire Near Yosemite Displace Horses

More than 100 horses were evacuated to several locations after fire destroyed their pastures and polluted the air. Read More

Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

This comes after the House of Representatives declined to forbid the USDA from funding horsemeat inspections. Read More

House Committee Passes BLM Funding Bill

The bill would allow the BLM to transfer horses and burros to other government agencies for use as work animals. Read More

House Appropriations Bill Allows Horsemeat Inspections

The measure would allow funding for USDA personnel to conduct horsemeat inspections at U.S. processing plants. Read More

Rehabbing Neglected Horses: No Small Task

Restoring a neglected horse's health can be rewarding, but also complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes unsuccessful. Read More

Horse Dies After Injury in Calgary Stampede Event

A Thoroughbred sustained a left hind cannon bone fracture during a chuckwagon race and was euthanized. Read More

Illinois Barn Fire Claims 18 Horses

Investigators are probing the cause of a fire that claimed 18 horses in Plainfield in the early morning hours of July 5. Read More

Kentucky Horse Owners Seek Stiffer Firework Regulations

Owners say firework-related injuries in horses have increased since the state lifted its firework ban in 2011. Read More

Pennsylvania Law Protects Veterinarians From Lawsuits

The legislation will shield veterinarians from civil liability when they report suspected animal cruelty to authorities. Read More

Tennessee Horse Shooter Sought

Tennessee law enforcement authorities are hoping the public can help identify who shot and killed a Greene County horse. Read More

Therapeutic Riding Program Operator Faces Charges

Aiyanna Callaway faces 15 animal cruelty counts for allegedly failing to provide care for more than 30 horses. Read More

Proposal Would Put NYC Carriages Under New Regulation

The NYCLASS proposal would place New York City's carriage industry under Taxi and Limousine Commission jurisdiction. Read More

New York Agencies Combine to Battle Animal Cruelty

Nassau County agencies established a coalition to investigate and prosecute animal crimes more efficiently. Read More

Forest Officials Investigating Salt River Foal Death

A foal was found dead two days after being picked up and held by a Tonto National Forest visitor. Read More

Law Students Seek to Stop Montreal Rodeo

A group of law students in Canada have asked the courts to forbid a rodeo on grounds that the event is cruel to animals. Read More

Stolen Rescue Horse Returned in Texas

Reynolds, the 6-year-old bay gelding, went missing May 28. Read More