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

New Mexico County Opposes Proposed Anti-Slaughter Bill

Eddy County commissioners oppose legislation banning the transport of horses to other countries for processing. Read More

Miniature Horse Reported Stolen in California

California authorities are hoping the public can help locate a Miniature Horse reported stolen from its Phelan pasture. Read More

Texas Horse Shot After Fleeing Flood

Authorities say the wounded horse is expected to survive after being shot two or three times in the head. Read More

Alligator Bites Florida Horse

Officials say alligator attacks on equids are rare. The injured horse is expected to recover. Read More

Storms Vex Texas, Oklahoma Horse Owners

While no official equine evacuation orders have been issued, some owners are moving their horses out of harm's way. Read More

Feds Seize Crundwell Horse Show Awards, Trophies

Rita Crundwell must surrender her horse show awards, trophies, and other items to satisfy a restitution agreement. Read More

Shooting Ruled Out in Miniature Horse Death

A Miniature Horse found dead in a pond in Boaz, Alabama, was neither shot nor skinned, according to necropsy results. Read More

FBI Offers Reward in Horse Carriage Arson Case

The FBI is seeking those responsible for a fire that destroyed 13 horse carriages belonging to the Noble Horse Theatre. Read More

Herd Seized at South Carolina Farm

Nearly 30 Arabian horses are receiving rehabilitative care after they were seized at a South Carolina farm. Read More

Video Leads to Horse Cruelty Charges

An outfitter faces cruelty charges after contacting authorities about a video posted online showing him beating a horse. Read More

Utah Police Probe 'Suspicious' Horse Death

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a Thoroughbred mare found dead in a Davis County pasture. Read More

Judge Tosses Evidence in Wheelon Soring Case

The judge ruled that Larry Wheelon's Fourth Amendment rights were violated due to faulty search warrants. Read More

Alabama Police Probe Miniature Horse Death

Police in Boaz, Alabama, are investigating the death of a Miniature Horse found in a Marshall County pond. Read More

Florida Police Seek Horse Thief

Two horses used in the Osceola County Sheriff's Department mounted unit are safe after being taken earlier this week. Read More

Oregon Horse Shooter Identified

A man faces an illegal dumping charge after disposing of his horse's carcass in a highly traveled wooded area. Read More

Maryland Man Accused of Shooting Berry-Munching Mini

The man is accused of fatally shooting his own Miniature Horse after the animal ate strawberries in a neighbor's yard. Read More

Maltreated, Injured Horses Abandoned in Louisiana

Two horses are receiving care and another was euthanized after authorities found them in St. Tammany Parrish. Read More

Arizona Agency Seeks Horse Owner

Authorities are seeking the owner of a horse apparently abandoned earlier this month in Maricopa County. Read More

BLM to Dart Utah Mares With PZP

The BLM will vaccinate mares in the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area with a contraceptive to slow population growth. Read More

A Refresher on Horse Processing in the United States

Horse processing for human consumption has a long history. Here's a look at the country's current sentiments. Read More

Federal Legislators Reintroduce PAST Act

Lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would stiffen penalties for those that sore Tennessee Walking Horses. Read More

Massachusetts Police Probe Wildlife Attack

Authorities are investigating a possible bear attack on horses residing in an East Brookfield pasture. Read More

Oregon Police Search for Horse Shooter

Deputies in Yamhill County are seeking whoever shot an apparently healthy horse and left the carcass in the woods. Read More

Early Season Tornado Damages Florida Horse Farm

Thirteen horses are safe after a tornado tore down fences and ripped the roof off a Manatee County boarding farm's barn. Read More

Six Ways to Help Horses

Are you looking for ways to give horses in your community a hand? Equine experts share suggestions on how to help. Read More