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

Cruelty Charges against Arkansas Horse Trader Dropped

The charges were dropped due to "a number of flaws with the case," authorities say. Read More

Utah Ranchers Sue BLM over Removal of Excess Animals

Utah ranchers accused the BLM of violating federal law by not removing excess wild horses from rangelands. Read More

Missouri Horse Herd Removed for Rehabilitation

A heard of 30 horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a property in Morgan County. Read More

South Carolina Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

Authorities hope the public can help identify who shot a horse while it grazed in its Union County pasture. Read More

Walking Horse Owners Sue Blount County Humane Group

The owners are seeking $2.1 million in connection with horses seized during a cruelty investigation. Read More

Walking Horse Groups Hire Law Firm

The groups hired a law firm to request an investigation into USDA Veterinary Medical Officers. Read More

Tornadoes Foster Summer Storm Tips

Get tips on how to help your horses stay safe during tornadoes and other summer storms. Read More

California Authorities Seek Missing Quarter Horses

Authorities are hoping the public can help them locate a pair of Quarter Horses that went missing last year. Read More

Legislation would Protect N.Y. Carriage Horse Industry

The legislation would keep municipalities from limiting or eliminating permits issued to carriage operators. Read More

Iowa Authorities Remove Allegedly Neglected Horse Herd

An Iowa man is facing cruelty charges after authorities removed 61 horses from his Bremer County property. Read More

Former Ohio Horse Rescuer Found Guilty

On April 22 a jury found Shula Woodworth guilty of three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty toward horses. Read More

Wild Horse Advocates File Appeal in Pryor Mountain Case

The advocates claim the BLM and USFS' management techniques threaten the Pryor Mountain horse herd's survival. Read More

Abandoned Horses: Who Owns Them and Who is Liable?

Horse abandonment isn't uncommon in hard economic times. Here's what to know about handling abandoned horses. Read More

More than a Dozen Horses Seized in New York

A herd of 16 allegedly malnourished horses and one Miniature Horse were removed from a Sodus, N.Y., last week. Read More

Florida Veterinarian Charged with Cruelty

The veterinarian was charged with cruelty connected to an ongoing investigation of an animal sanctuary. Read More

Florida Pair Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Florida couple is facing animal cruelty charges in connection with the seizure of 17 horses in their care. Read More

Florida Racehorse Stolen

Authorities are seeking whoever allegedly stole a racing Quarter Horse from a boarding facility near Odessa. Read More

Montana Horse Rescuers Charged with Animal Cruelty

Two Montana horse rescuers allegedly maltreated more than 30 animals on a Broadwater County ranch. Read More

Kentucky Horse Owner Pleads in Cruelty Case

A man accused of maltreating dozens of horses on his Pendleton County property has pleaded not guilty. Read More

Controversy Over Wyoming Estray Horse Gather, Sale

Wild horse advocates say the gathered estray horses were too quickly sold to a horse processing firm. Read More

Rehabilitated Horses Donated to Florida Youth Ranch

A group of rescued horses has a new home after being rehabilitated and donated to a youth ranch. Read More

Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. Read More

Kentucky Horses Seized After 49 Found Dead

Fourteen horses are receiving rehabilitative care and another 18 await removal. Read More

Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House

The bill would allow veterinarians to transport to and dispense controlled substances at treatment sites. Read More

Authorities Investigate Skagit Co., Wash., Horse Shooting

Authorities hope the public can help them identify those responsible for shooting a horse in its pasture. Read More