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

Horse Dies in 'World Famous Suicide Race' Qualifier

The Thoroughbred horse fractured his leg Aug. 3 during the third qualifying test for the race. Read More

SHOW to Conduct TWH Celebration Inspections

SHOW and two other HIOs were deemed noncompliant by the USDA for not submitting modified rule books. Read More

USDA: Some Walking Horse Groups Deemed Noncompliant

Three HIOs have been deemed noncompliant for failing to comply with new HPA enforcement rules. Read More

Drought, Heat Push Horse Feed Costs Skyward

With no end to the drought and heat in sight, owners might have to rethink what they feed their horses. Read More

Authorities Charge Mother of Accused SAU Horse Thief

New information indicates the stolen horses were intended to be sold for profit. Read More

Feds Reveal Crundwell Horse Sale Details

Buyers will soon be able to bid on horses seized from embattled Quarter Horse breeder Rita Crundwell. Read More

Walking Horse Groups Could Face USDA Sanctions

The USDA might decertify five Tennessee Walking Horse HIOs for not complying with new HPA enforcement rules. Read More

Six Crundwell Horses Die

Six horses connected to the federal case against accused embezzler Rita Crundwell have died. Read More

Judge Cancels Trial in Soring Rule Lawsuit

A Texas judge ordered both sides of the dispute to present evidence pertinent to the case. Read More

Louisiana Authorities Probe Malnourished Horse Abandonments

Four horses were found malnourished, neglected, and abandoned in St. Martin Parish, La. Read More

Horse Owners Challenged by Heat, Drought

Many horse owners are contemplating hay and feed availability with the persistent heat and ongoing drought. Read More

Florida Deputy Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

The deputy resigned after being charged with animal cruelty for allegedly neglecting Miniature Horses. Read More

Injured TLAER Horse on the Mend

Torque sustained no neurologic deficits as a result of the injury and continues to respond well to treatment. Read More

Horses Displaced by Texas Floods Return Home

The horses were evacuated after heavy, persistent rains caused nearby bayous and creeks to flood. Read More

SAU Scholarship Honors Stolen, Slain Horse

Credit Card, a 15-year-old sorrel Quarter Horse, was stolen and killed last year. Read More

Three Horses Die in 2012 Calgary Stampede Race Event

Three horses in one chuckwagon team died, one was injured, and two did not sustain injuries in the accident. Read More

Texas Horse Tooth Etching Case Closed

The case has been closed unless new information emerges, according to one Texas law enforcement officer. Read More

TLAER Horse Recovering from Injury in Canada

"Torque" is recovering at the University of Prince Edward Island's Atlantic Veterinary College. Read More

Indiana Horse Owners Get Early Potomac Horse Fever Warning

An Indiana horse diagnosed with Potomac horse fever in June has owners in that state on high alert. Read More

Change of Venue Sought in SAU Horse Theft Case

Jackson's attorney claims the accused will not receive a fair trial in Columbia County, Ark. Read More

Texan Charged in Donkey Death

A Texas man is facing a charge in connection with the death of a donkey discovered hanging by its neck. Read More

More Butchered Equine Remains Discovered in Florida

The horse is the latest among several equines found butchered in Florida's Miami-Dade area since 2009. Read More

SHOW Denied Restraining Order on Soring Penalties Rule

A federal judge in Texas has ordered that the case move forward to trial. Read More

Australian Equine Influenza Outbreak Lawsuit Planned

An Australian law firm is preparing a class action lawsuit surrounding the 2007 equine influenza outbreak. Read More

Feral Honeybees Blamed for Montana Horse Death

The animal received veterinary treatment, but was later euthanized due to severe anaphylactic shock. Read More