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

Federal Plan Will Remove Horses from Nevada Wildlife Refuge

Wild horses and burros will be removed from their ranges in Nevada under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife plan. Read More

Online Auction Date for Crundwell Horses, Equipment Set

Online bidding on horses seized from embattled Quarter Horse breeder Rita Crundwell will begin on Sept. 7. Read More

Search for Horses Displaced by Isaac Continues

Disaster response teams in Louisiana offer immediate help for horses lost during Hurricane Isaac. Read More

Walking Horse Group wants HSUS Soring Tipline Data

The Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization has demanded the HSUS share tipline responses. Read More

Tropical Storm Isaac Drenches Florida, Threatens Gulf States

So far the storm has not forced any widespread horse evacuations. Read More

Pennsylvania Horse Burning Case Probed

The animal survived the attack but sustained superficial burns and singeing over most of his body. Read More

Florida Horse Slaying Probed

Law enforcement agents are hoping tipsters can lead them to whoever stole a horse before butchering it. Read More

Enhanced Anti-Soring Protocol at TWH National Celebration

The enhanced protocol will show animals presented for exhibition at the event are sound, administrators say. Read More

SHOW Responds to Decertification Notice

SHOW claims their demise will put horses at greater risk of abuse by trainers who sore the animals. Read More

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