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

Texas Liability Law Protects Barn Operators, Horse Owners

Equine professionals are protected from liability connected to equine activities by a limited liability law. Read More

More Than 200 Horses Seized from Texas Holding Area

More than 200 allegedly maltreated horses are in law enforcement authorities' custody after being seized. Read More

Deadly Texas Barn Fire Probed

Texas fire officials are investigating a barn fire that killed as many as 14 Arabian horses Aug. 9. Read More

Stallion Castration Dropped from Contested BLM Gather Plan

Mustang mares will receive contraceptives and stallions will return to the range under a new BLM gather plan. Read More

South Carolina Horse Death Probed

Authorities in South Carolina are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a horse. Read More

BLM Probes Possible Illegal Mustang Trade

The BLM is investigating if dozens of mustangs confiscated in Utah were bound for processing plants in Mexico. Read More

Wyoming Group Sues BLM Over Mustangs' Grazing Habits

A corporation is asking a federal court to order the removal of mustangs that have strayed on to private land. Read More

Colorado Man Faces Cruelty Charges

A Colorado man is facing 56 animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of horses. Read More

Florida Youth Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

A Florida youth is facing felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly attacking three horses last month. Read More

Lightning Blamed for Deadly Connecticut Barn Fire

Fire officials in Haddam, Conn., blame lightning for a fire that resulted in the death of one horse August 1. Read More

Second Horse Dies at Cheyenne Frontier Days

A mare used in the Wild Horse Race at the Cheyenne Frontier Days died Saturday after sustaining a neck injury. Read More

BLM to Revise Wyoming Mustang Gather Plan

The BLM has withdrawn a mustang gather plan that would have created minimally producing wild horse herds. Read More

Foal Death Prompts New Corolla Wild Horse Protection Measure

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has enhanced its patrols after a foal died as a result of eating human food items. Read More

Indicted Horse Trainer Surrenders on Release Violation

A man under indictment for allegedly using illegal training techniques on gaited horses is in federal custody. Read More

Congress Members Seek Halt to Contested BLM Herd Plan

Sixty-five members of Congress have asked the BLM to abandon a plan to create nonproducing wild horse herds. Read More

Bee Swarm Responsible for California Horse Death

Swarming bees are being blamed for the death of a horse in Riverside Calif. Read More

Wyoming Authorities To Oppose Mustang Gather Lawsuit

The state of Wyoming will oppose a lawsuit aimed at stopping a Bureau of Land Management gather in that state. Read More

Reward Offered for Information on Texas Horse Shooting

Authorities in Texas are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting death of horse in Parker County. Read More

Tennessee Man Charged in Wild Horse Deaths

A Tennessee man is facing multiple charges in connection with the death of two BLM mustangs in Wyoming. Read More

Court Asked to Stop Wyoming Mustang Gather

A group of wild horse advocates have asked a federal court to prevent the Bureau of Land Management from... Read More

Fatal Pennsylvania Barn Fire Probed

Fire officials in Pennsylvania are investigating the cause of a barn fire responsible for the death of more Read More

Horse Fatally Injured at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

A horse used in a saddle bronc event at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo was humanely euthanized after Read More

Fire Consumes CSU Equine Reproduction Lab

The fire was reported at 1 a.m. on July 26. Upon arrival, firefighters found 20-foot flames coming through the Read More

Contested Nevada Mustang Gather Begins

The contested Triple B mustang gather in Nevada got under way Wednesday (July 20) after a 9th Circuit Court of Read More

Collision Blamed for Second Stampede Horse Death

A collision between two wagons during a chuckwagon race has been blamed for a fatal injury to a Thoroughbred Read More