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

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

Video Alleges Rodeo Horse Abuse

An animal welfare advocate alleges video taken during the Reno Rodeo show horses being shocked repeatedly. Read More

Texas Horse's Teeth Disfigured

A Texas veterinarian is hoping to determine who engraved an obscenity onto a horse's front teeth and why. Read More

Feds Shut Down Tennessee Horse Transport Operation

The firm was connected to two serious traffic incidents that collectively claimed the lives of four horses. Read More

Wisconsin Horse Shootings Probed

Wisconsin law enforcement authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting two horses in a pasture. Read More

USDA Clarifies Soring Penalty Rule

Individuals suspended for HPA violations by one HIO can still participate in events managed by other HIOs. Read More

N.J. Lawmakers Pass Horse Slaughter Ban Bill

Horse processing plant development is prohibited in New Jersey under a bill passed by the state's legislature. Read More

Virginia Teen Charged in Horse Slashing Incidents

A 17-year-old teen has been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the incidents. Read More

SHOW Levies Penalties on TWH Trainer

Trainer Joe Cotten was suspended for seven and a half years and fined him $5,000 for violating HIO rules. Read More

Walking Horse Group Challenges New Anti-Soring Regulations

The organization claims the new USDA regulations are unconstitutional. Read More

Horses Displaced by Colorado Wildfires

More than 200 horses have been evacuated from a wildfire burning near Manitou Springs, Colo. Read More

Judge Allows BLM to Continue Emergency Mustang Gather

The agency cannot use helicopters to gather animals in non-emergency sectors of the herd management area. Read More