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

Equine Welfare Advocates Sue Over Ft. Polk Horses

The group hopes to prevent the Army from gathering horses residing nearby until a lawsuit about the animals is resolved. Read More

Remains of More Than 20 Horses Found in Florida

The remains of more than 20 horses apparently slaughtered for meat were discovered near a roadside in Miami-Dade County. Read More

South Carolina Saddle Thief Sought

Five saddles, other equestrian equipment, and a pressure washer were taken from a property near Lake Wateree last month. Read More

More Than 30 Horses Removed in Michigan

Sharon Evans faces charges after authorities removed 32 horses and more than 200 other animals from her property. Read More

Owner of Dead, Discarded Horses Sought

Officials are seeking whoever discarded the carcasses of two horses on the side of Pennsylvania road. Read More

Keep Horse Barns Safe From Fire as Cold Bears Down

The National Fire Protection Association shared tips for keeping barns safe from fire. Is your stable ready? Read More

Florida Woman Gets Visitation With Horse in DUI Case

Donna Byrne, charged with DUI for riding her horse while intoxicated, was granted supervised visits with the animal. Read More

Final Agreement Protects Salt River Horses

The state of Arizona and the U.S. Forest Service have finalized their agreement to protect the Salt River horse herd. Read More

Barn Fire Claims Two Dozen Horses

Connecticut fire authorities are investigating the cause of the fire that killed 24 horses at Folly Farm, near Hartford. Read More

Horse Rescue Operators Share Christmas Wish Lists

Find out how you can help horse rescues this holiday season, from donating supplies to offering time. Read More

Nevada Terminates Virginia Herd Management Agreement

Previously the state worked with the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign to manage the herd of estray horses. Read More

Peaceable Farm Operator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Anne Williams, who operated a horse rescue in Virginia, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds donated to help the horses. Read More

Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Vets Triage San Luis Rey Downs Survivors

Some people lost everything, while surviving humans and horses face injuries and ailments of varying severities. Read More

Horses Killed, Others Evacuated From California Wildfires

The region's equestrian community has worked day and night to remove horses from the blazes' paths. Read More

Hundreds of Horses Removed From California Fire Zone

Some horses were evacuated to the Ventura County Fairgrounds while others are staying at private facilities. Read More

Horse Owners Face Animal Cruelty Charges After Traffic Crash

The owners were ordered to repair fencing the day before the crash that left a motorist injured and a horse dead. Read More

Horses Saved From Vermont Barn Blaze

The property owner, neighbors, and fire crews removed all 40 horses from inside the burning structure safely. Read More

Corolla Wild Horse Fund Executive Officer Resigns

The fund manages a herd of approximately 120 horses that roam the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks of North Carolina. Read More

Senate Calls for 'Politically Viable' Wild Horse Solutions

The Senate's proposed 2018 budget bill calls for the DOI to explore "politically viable" wild horse management options. Read More

Louisiana Man Charged in Horse Thefts

Authorities credited the stolen horses' identifying tattoos with their ability to trace the animals. Read More

Technology Connecting Veterinarians, Clients

Telemedicine is growing in popularity among veterinarians and clients, but it doesn't come without risks. Read More

Reward Offered in Florida Horse Shooting

The owner hopes the offer of a $2,000 cash reward will help police locate whoever killed her horse near Jacksonville. Read More

Florida Woman Charged With DUI While Riding Horse

Donna Byrne is facing multiple charges after she allegedly rode her horse down a busy roadway while she was intoxicated. Read More

Florida Veterinarian Facing Cruelty Charges Arrested Again

Gail Nichols, DVM, and her husband, allegedly failed to treat a horse in their care for a dental issue. Read More