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

Accused Pennsylvania Vets Lose Racing Commission Licenses

The veterinarians are accused of administering drugs to horses within 24 hours of when the animals were slated to race. Read More

New York Woman Charged in Horse Theft

Wendy J. Holcomb has been charged for stealing a horse from a Hebron, New York, farm. Read More

Illinois Horse Shooter Sought

Illinois authorities are seeking whoever shot a horse grazing in a Woodford County pasture. Read More

Is My Horse's Feed Safe?

Learn what steps you can take to help ensure your horse's feed is safe for him to consume. Read More

U.S. House Panel to Probe Whitfied Ethics Complaint

Rep. Ed Whitfield allegedly failed to prevent his wife from lobbying his staff on Tennessee Walking Horse welfare. Read More

Double-Decker Horse Transport Bill Introduced

The bill stems from a deadly 2007 incident involving the crash of a double-decker trailer carrying Belgian draft horses. Read More

Veterinarians Charged With Drugging Racehorses

Four vets are facing criminal charges for allegedly administering drugs to Thoroughbreds within 24 hours of races. Read More

Wanted Alabama Man Escapes on Horseback

An Alabama man wanted on a pair of criminal warrants escaped arrest by fleeing on horseback. Read More

Plan to Manage Nevada's Virginia Range Herd Finalized

Return to Freedom will manage more than 1,500 horses residing on the Virginia Range in western Nevada. Read More

Convicted Wisconsin Couple Dies in Murder-Suicide

David and Paula White were found dead on the same day they were convicted of mistreating dozens of horses. Read More

Alabama Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

Alabama authorities are investigating a shooting that left a Mobile County horse dead. Read More

Louisiana Horses Shot in Barn

Two Louisiana horses are dead after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and authorities are seeking those responsible. Read More

Horses' Remains Found in Florida

Authorities are seeking whoever butchered two horses and left their remains at a roadside in Lee County, Florida. Read More

Arizona Men Charged in Horse Shooting

Two Arizona men are in custody after being charged with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting a horse multiple times. Read More

Kentucky Legislators Pass Estray Animal Bill

The bill will reduce the number of days counties must keep estray animals, including horses, in their custody. Read More

Oregon Horse Shooter Sought

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for tying a horse to a tree before fatally shooting the animal. Read More

Court Sides With Wild Horse Advocates

A Nevada judge has dismissed a lawsuit asking the BLM to remove horses from rangelands to protect the ecologic balance. Read More

National Park, Badlands Horse Registry Strike Agreement

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands Horse Registry will work to place wild horses in approved homes. Read More

North Carolina State Fair Drops Walking Horse Classes

A representative said Tennessee Walking Horse exhibitors are still welcome to enter classes at the open horse show. Read More

New Mexico Bill Targets Drug Testing Sample Handling

The legislation would require the New Mexico Racing Commission to establish rules for handling drug testing specimens. Read More

Foal Carcass Discarded on Michigan Roadside

Authorities discovered the young foal's remains on March 5. Necropsy results are pending. Read More

Mississippi Children's Hospital Declines TWH Show Donations

The University of Mississippi Batson Children's Hospital sought to remove itself from controversy surrounding soring. Read More

Alleged Montana Horse Abuser Caught in Florida

The man wanted for allegedly maltreating more than two dozen horses was caught after nearly a year on the run. Read More

Court Rules on Checkerboard Wild Horse Gather

The court says the BLM violated the NEPA, but didn't violate the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act. Read More

Florida Man Pleads in Horse Killing Incident

A man accused of killing a horse and injuring the animal's rider has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Read More