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

BLM Lists Range Improvement Projects

BLM will spend $300,000 on 12 projects to improve conditions where wild horses and burros reside. Read More

Tennessee Bill Discourages Slaughter Plant Court Challenges

Proposed Tennessee bill could make challenges to horse-processing plant development costly. Read More

Iowa Horse Owner Faces Charges

Following a veterinary examination at the scene, the surviving horses were placed with a horse rescue. Read More

Miss. Authorities Seek Owner of Injured, Abandoned Horse

The 4- to 5-year-old sorrel male Tennessee Walking Horse was discovered on March 2, standing on a roadside. Read More

Texas Horse Attacker Sought

Texas authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for beating a horse before setting it ablaze. Read More

Oregon Horse Processing Plant Planned

n addition to the processing plant, the project includes an onsite equine "Rescue and Rejuvenation Program." Read More

Initial Missouri Horse Processing Plant Site Nixed

Developers cited high site preparation costs as the reason for abandoning the Mountain Grove location. Read More

'Luck' Filming Suspended After Third Horse Dies

The animal was being led back to its barn after a veterinary check when the horse reared and fell backwards. Read More

Tornado-Tossed Horse Under Kentucky Veterinarian's Care

The 6-year-old gelding is recovering after a tornado swept him up from a pasture and dropped him into a house. Read More

Ill. Barn Fire Claims Triple Crown Winners' Descendants

Four mares and two stallions, both Triple Crown winners' descendants, were killed in the March 10 barn fire. Read More

Mo. Venue Owner: Locals Only at Horse Processing Meeting

The informational meeting will discuss the proposed plant and the feasibility study currently under way. Read More

South Carolina Man Charged in Horse Cruelty Case

Two allegedly malnourished horses were removed from the property, one of which has severe chemical burns. Read More

Opposition to Proposed Mo. Horse Processing Plant Arises

A proposal to open a horse processing plant in a Mo. town is being met by opposition by some residents. Read More

Horse Owners Assess Tornado Damage, Losses

Forty-two confirmed tornadoes tore through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio on March 2. Read More

Utah Bill Would Ban Unauthorized Photography on Farms

The bill would forbid photography or videography at agricultural operations without the owner's permission. Read More

Tipster Gets Cash Reward Connected to HPA Violation Case

The tipster provided information leading to the arrests and convictions of those involved in a soring case. Read More

Mississippi Horse Shootings Probed

Police are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting three horses; two are dead while the other recovers. Read More

TWH Trainer, Three Others Indicted on HPA Violations

Trainer Jackie L. McConnell and three others are accused of violating the HPA by soring horses. Read More

Horse Dies at Florida Rodeo

The bucking horse was euthanized after sustaining a broken leg at the Orange Blossom Festival Rodeo. Read More

Plea Entered in Maryland Arabian Horse Case

Marsha Parkinson has pleaded no contest to 10 of 133 animal cruelty charges for alleged horse neglect. Read More

Georgia Farm Operator Charged

Rebecca Bannister is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 horses. Read More

Trio Sentenced in Horse Soring Case

The three were charged with violating the HPA by applying soring practices to horses and falsifying forms. Read More

Wyoming Ranch Chosen for BLM Eco-Sanctuary Review

The 4,000-acre Deerwood Ranch located in the Centennial Valley in Wyoming was chosen for ecologic review. Read More

Missouri Location Eyed for Horse Processing Plant

An industrial site near Mountain Grove, Mo., could be the location of the first horse processing plant. Read More

Homes Sought for Arabian Horses

A herd of more than 40 Arabian horses belonging to a deceased breeder in West Virginia are now in the care of Read More