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

Rabies Found in Georgia Horse; Six People Exposed to Virus

Six people in Georgia are receiving medical treatment after being exposed to a horse with rabies. Read More

Falling Tree Kills Indiana Horse Trail Guide

An Indiana woman has died from injuries sustained when a falling tree struck her during a guided trail ride. Read More

Amendment Strips USDA Horsemeat Inspection Funding

The amendment restricts funding for USDA inspections at U.S. horse processing plants in 2013. Read More

HSUS Offers Cash Reward to HPA Violation Tipsters

Up to $10,000 could be awarded for information leading to the arrest and conviction of HPA violators. Read More

Lawsuit Seeks Halt to Nevada Mustang Gather

The petitioner said she filed the suit after attempts to resolve gather-related issues with the BLM failed. Read More

Truck Driver Cited in Tennessee Horse Trailer Incident

A Kentucky man is facing charges after the horse trailer he was driving collapsed in Tennessee last week. Read More

Mustang Advocates: Gather Jeopardizes Pregnant Mares, Foals

The BLM started the emergency roundup because persistent drought conditions diminished food and water supplies Read More

Guilty Plea Entered in Tennessee Walking Horse Soring Case

Jeff Dockery has pleaded guilty in high-profile Tennessee Walking Horse abuse case. Read More

Missouri Horse Slaughter Plant Proposed

The group that canceled development of a horse processing plant in Mountain Grove, Mo., eyes Rockville. Read More

USDA Rule Requires Minimum Soring Penalties

The USDA rule that implements minimum penalties for soring horses takes effect July 29. Read More

Reward Offered in Indiana Horse Shooting Case

The 8-year-old Standardbred mare was shot with a captive bolt gun and killed while she grazed in her field. Read More

More Charges Filed in SAU Stolen Horse Case

Wendi Cox and William "Billy" Hamilton, Jr., are both facing charges in connection with the case. Read More

Florida Mare Found Butchered

A Florida mare belonging to a cancer-stricken owner was found dead last month apparently butchered for meat. Read More

Reward Offered in Colorado Horse Abandonment Case

Animal welfare authorities in Colorado hope the offer of a cash reward will lead them to whomever abandoned Read More

'Happy Mouth' Bits Recalled

English Riding Supply is voluntarily recalling about 3,400 Happy Mouth bits Read More

Captive Bolt Gun Used in Indiana Horse Death

A captive bolt gun was used to kill a Standardbred mare discovered dead in her paddock last month. Read More

Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

National authorities have cautioned horse owners to prepare for wildfires before they occur. Read More

Indiana Horse Shooter Sought

An 8-year-old Standarbred mare was fatally shot one day before she was slated to take part in a race. Read More

Thwarting Horse Thieves

Reduce the risk of your horse turning up missing and increase recovery chances. Read More

Two Charged in California Horse Beating Incident

Two California men are facing charges for allegedly beating a horse in the head with a sledgehammer. Read More

N.J. Assembly Passes Bill Banning Horse Processing

The bill would prohibit anyone from knowingly slaughtering a horse or selling horsemeat for human consumption. Read More

Rollover Accident Kills Three Upper Level Eventing Horses

One horse died at the scene of the accident, while two others were euthanized in the following days. Read More

Equine Advocate Dane Facing TWHBEA Complaint

Details surrounding the complaint must remain confidential until a closed hearing has been completed. Read More

TWH Celebration Directors Deliver Lifetime Ban for McConnell

Under the ban, McConnell and any horse in his care are banned from entering Celebration grounds. Read More

TWH Trainer McConnell Pleads Guilty to Soring Charge

On May 22 Jackie McConnell pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the HPA in various ways. Read More