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 York City Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver Loses License

A horse-drawn cab driver accused of animal cruelty has lost his license to drive a carriage in that city. Read More

Alabama Horse Shooting Suspect Charged

An Alabama man is in custody and has been charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two horses. Read More

Wild Horse Advocates Seek Nevada Lawsuit Dismissal

The lawsuit asks the BLM to remove horses from rangelands in order to protect the ranges' ecologic balance. Read More

House Committee Passes Slaughter Ban Amendment

In effect, the ban on horsemeat inspection funding makes it impossible to process horses in the United States. Read More

Texas Horses Evacuated Ahead of Predicted Flooding

The horses are residing at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston after being evacuated ahead of predicted flooding. Read More

Former TWHBEA Vice President Sues Organization

Pat Stout has accused TWHBEA of committing illegal corporate acts and breaching its fiduciary duties. Read More

Conviction in SAU Horse Theft, Slaying Case Stands

A judge upheld a guilty verdict in the case against Wendi Cox, who was involved in the SAU horse theft case. Read More

Senate Committee Passes 2015 Slaughter Ban Amendment

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using a portion of its 2015 budget to fund horsemeat inspections. Read More

California Man Arrested in Missing Horses Case

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a pair of California Quarter Horses. Read More

PAST Act Supporters to Rally in Washington

Supports of the bill will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to show their support for the legislation. Read More

South Dakota Man Indicted in Horse Release Case

The man accused of releasing more than 30 racehorses from their stalls has been indicted by a grand jury. Read More

Hoskins, Humane Group Reach Settlement over Horses

Morgan Horse breeder Beth Hoskins is permitted own 35 horses, the settlement says. Read More

Southern California Wildfire Displaces Hundreds of Horses

Hundreds of horses were evacuated ahead of wildfires that spread though San Diego County this week. Read More

Iowa Man Waives Hearing in Equine Cruelty Case

An Iowa man accused of maltreating more than 60 horses has waived a hearing connected to the case. Read More

Wisconsin Therapy Horses Discovered Drowned

Two therapy horses believed to be stolen from their pasture in March were found drowned in a nearby river. Read More

Cruelty Charges against Arkansas Horse Trader Dropped

The charges were dropped due to "a number of flaws with the case," authorities say. Read More

Utah Ranchers Sue BLM over Removal of Excess Animals

Utah ranchers accused the BLM of violating federal law by not removing excess wild horses from rangelands. Read More

Missouri Horse Herd Removed for Rehabilitation

A heard of 30 horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a property in Morgan County. Read More

South Carolina Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

Authorities hope the public can help identify who shot a horse while it grazed in its Union County pasture. Read More

Walking Horse Owners Sue Blount County Humane Group

The owners are seeking $2.1 million in connection with horses seized during a cruelty investigation. Read More

Walking Horse Groups Hire Law Firm

The groups hired a law firm to request an investigation into USDA Veterinary Medical Officers. Read More

Tornadoes Foster Summer Storm Tips

Get tips on how to help your horses stay safe during tornadoes and other summer storms. Read More

California Authorities Seek Missing Quarter Horses

Authorities are hoping the public can help them locate a pair of Quarter Horses that went missing last year. Read More

Legislation would Protect N.Y. Carriage Horse Industry

The legislation would keep municipalities from limiting or eliminating permits issued to carriage operators. Read More

Iowa Authorities Remove Allegedly Neglected Horse Herd

An Iowa man is facing cruelty charges after authorities removed 61 horses from his Bremer County property. Read More