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

Cougar Attack Blamed for Washington Horse Death

State fish and wildlife personnel are hunting a cougar believed to have attacked a horse in Stevens County. Read More

New Mexico Plant Withdraws Animal Processing Application

The firm's attorney is blaming some equine advocates for the livestock processing application withdrawal. Read More

Horse Deaths, Controversy Plague Utah Wild Horse Gather

The BLM reported that a mare was euthanized and a filly died during the gather, which ended July 31. Read More

Ethics Allegations 'Unfounded,' Whitfield Says

Rep. Ed Whitfield sponsored a measure that would ban the use of performance packages on Tennessee Walkers. Read More

Alabama Man Faces Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges

An Alabama man faces charges related to 16 allegedly malnourished equids and 16 dead horses. Read More

California Wildfires Drive Horses from their Homes

Eighteen horses were moved to a county fairground when wildfire threatened their Northern California homes. Read More

'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses. Read More

Intruders Spray-Paint New York Horse

Authorities hope the public can help identify who spray-painted a horse and cut the animal's mane and tail. Read More

Judge Rules New Mexico Horses Not Wild

A judge ruled that horses roaming in Placitas are not wild and a gather that took place last year was legal. Read More

Utah Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

Authorities hope the public can help identify whoever shot and killed four Davis County horses. Read More

Minnesota Man Charged in Horse Deaths

A Minnesota man is facing animal cruelty charges connected to the deaths of two foals and two older horses. Read More

Dehydration Eyed as Cause of Utah Horse Deaths

As authorities probe possible dehydration-related horse deaths, learn why water is crucial to horses' health. Read More

Iowa Horse Shooter Sought

Iowa authorities hope a $1,000 cash reward will help identify whoever shot a 14-month-old horse. Read More

Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

Authorities are hoping the public can help identify whoever cut a horse's leg while it grazed in its pasture. Read More

Woman Arrested for Defrauding Horse Rescue Contributors

Wyoming authorities have arrested a woman accused of defrauding contributors to her equine rescue operation. Read More

North Carolina Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

A North Carolina woman is facing charges for allegedly maltreating 54 horses on her Sampson County property. Read More

Lightning Strike Kills Mississippi Rider, Horse

In the wake of the 23-year-old rider's death, learn how to protect yourself from a lightning strike. Read More

Bill would Put Wild Horses under State Jurisdiction

If passed, states would have the option to manage wild horses and burros residing within their borders. Read More

Local Bank, TWHBEA will be Celebration Sponsors

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration welcomed two new sponsors after losing one last month. Read More

Chuckwagon Horse Dies at Calgary Stampede

A ruptured aneurysm is being blamed for the horse's death during a training session for the chuckwagon races. Read More

Reward Offered in Mississippi Horse Shooting

Horse sanctuary operators hope a cash reward will lead them to those responsible for shooting a rescued horse. Read More

House Clears Veterinary Medicine Measure

The House passed the measure allowing vets to legally carry controlled substances to farm call sites. Read More

Horse Abandoned in Oregon

A horse is receiving rehabilitative care while authorities seek whoever abandoned the animal. Read More

California Barn Fire Claims Horses' Lives

Investigators are blaming hay bales stored in the barn for the blaze that killed two horses. Read More

Mustangs Join Marines in Special Forces Training Program

Marines stateside learn horsemanship skills that can help them in war zones. Read More