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

Michigan Barn Fire Ruled Accidental

Seventeen horses in the barn at the time of the fire died in the blaze. Read More

California Horse Owner Faces Multiple Cruelty Charges

A California man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating dozens of horses residing on two of his properties. Read More

Pair Indicted in Mare Mutilation Case

Two Texas men have been indicted for allegedly mutilating a mare before abandoning her in San Patricio County. Read More

California Horse Owner Sought

California authorities are seeking the owner of an injured mare abandoned in the Lake Pillsbury area of Lake County. Read More

Horses Lost in Georgia Barn Blaze

Authorities are investigating the cause of a barn fire that claimed the lives of a group of horses in Clayton County. Read More

Vermont Horse Herd Seized

Twenty-three horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm in Woodstock, Vermont. Read More

Texas Police Probe Horse Cruelty Case

Authorities hope the public can help find whoever allegedly injured a horse and a steer at an exhibition venue. Read More

Michigan Barn Fire Claims 17 Horses

Michigan fire authorities are probing the cause of a barn fire in Edwardsburg, Michigan, that killed 17 horses. Read More

Whitfield Ethics Probe to Continue

The probe will investigate if Rep. Ed Whitfield's wife influenced him about Tennessee Walking Horse-focused legislation. Read More

Ohio City Fights Appeal in Service Horse Case

The city of Blue Ash asked an appeals court to uphold a decision regarding the use of a Mini Horse as a service animal. Read More

Firms get FDA Warning About Equine Ulcer Products

Three companies have received warning letters for marketing equine ulcer products without the FDA's approval. Read More

Hoskins Faces Probation Violation Charge

Beth Hoskins, who was convicted of maltreating dozens of horses, is now accused of violating terms of her probation. Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Rescue a Horse?

A law enforcement officer and a horse rescuer reveal what's behind rescuing and rehabilitating a neglected equid. Read More

Virginia Man Charged After Trailer Crash

The crash killed two horses; one died at the scene while the other was euthanized. Read More

North Carolina Mill Recalls Horse Feed

Bartlett Milling Co. has recalled some of its horse feed due to possible Rumensin contamination. Read More

Nevada, Wild Horse Advocates Clash over Estrays

In a statement, authorities said gathers only take place when horses pose a danger to themselves or the public. Read More

Wyoming Legislators to Study Wild Horse Management

A state committee voted to draft a resolution to study the animals' environmental impact on the state's rangelands. Read More

Smartphone App Helps Animal Cruelty Investigators

The app allows users to record videos of suspected animal cruelty and to establish GPS coordinates of the alleged crime. Read More

Wild Horse Advocates Seek Lawsuit Dismissal

The lawsuit asks the Bureau of Land Management to remove excess horses from public and private land in Utah. Read More

Walking Horse Advocates Target North Carolina State Fair

Advocates targeted the fair to protest the inclusion of Tennessee Walking Horse performance classes in its horse show. Read More

Rare South Carolina Ponies Relocated

A trio of wild Marsh ponies has been relocated to a safer location after another pony was killed by a motorist. Read More

Tennessee Horseman Petitions for Equine Rights

But one city official believes the petition is intended to promote equestrian use of a municipal trail in Johnson City. Read More

Ohio Authorities Probe Horse Hair Thefts

The Oct. 12 incident is the latest in a series of horse hair thefts in central Ohio. Read More

Texas Authorities Probe Horse Abandonment

The older mare was found with a broken jaw and an injury to her left hind leg. Read More

Horses Removed from Illegal Slaughter Farm in Florida

Authorities removed 10 horses--including three off-the-track Thoroughbreds--from a property in Southwest Miami-Dade. Read More