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

Settlement Lets Ohio Girl Keep Service Horse

The disabled girl will be permitted to keep her Miniature Horse on residential property in Blue Ash, Ohio. Read More

Kansas Authorities Probe Horse Killing

A 22-year-old Quarter Horse mare was shot and killed; her 7-month-old foal was unharmed. Read More

BLM Off-Range Facilities Inefficient, OIG Finds

The OIG also says the off-range facility use is noncompliant with some federal regulations and lacks strategic planning, Read More

Louisiana Man Accused of Horse Theft

Jonas Gibson is accused of stealing at least three racehorses. Read More

New York Horse Shooter Sentenced

Robert Webster Jr. will serve a prison term and pay restitution to the owner of the horse that died after being shot. Read More

Vermont Horse Shooter Arrested, Charged

Quinton Clayton is facing multiple charges for allegedly shooting and killing a Quarter Horse with a bow and arrow. Read More

Making it Legal: Equine Lease, Sales, and Boarding Contracts

Getting any horse agreement in writing can help you avoid a trip to court. Here's what you should know. Read More

Yoho Urges Soring Rule Approval Before Administration Change

Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) is the primary sponsor of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act in the current Congress. Read More

Deputies Seek Shooter of Salt River Foal

Authorities found that a foal belonging to the Salt River herd, which is protected under state law, was shot and killed. Read More

Trailer Crash in Knoxville Kills 10 Horses

A veterinarian treated several surviving horses for superficial wounds. Read More

Court Rules Borells Have No Claim to Seized Horses

The ruling noted that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership of the horses in connection with his Alford plea deal. Read More

ND Authorities Offer Reward in Horse, Cattle Killing Cases

The North Dakota Stockmen's Association offers a $10,000-plus reward after a mare was shot and skinned. Read More

ISPMB President Says Horse Deaths 'Misrepresented'

Karen Sussman was accused of maltreating horses; a former employee alleged that 30 animals had died of malnutrition. Read More

New Beginnings Horse Rescue Operator Indicted

Cassy Newell-Reed was indicted on animal cruelty charges months after officials declined to prosecute previous charges. Read More

Crash Claims Show Horses En Route to Quarter Horse Congress

Two horses were euthanized after being ejected from a trailer that overturned in Ohio. Read More

Court Tosses Wyoming Mustang Removal Appeal

Wyoming had been seeking the removal of wild horses from the state's Checkerboard area. Read More

Wild Horse Sanctuary Herd Impounded

The impoundment is part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of horse maltreatment at the South Dakota facility. Read More

Equine Issues and the 2016 Election

Government and horse industry members share thoughts on how a new administration might influence horse-related policy. Read More

Arrow Wound Kills Vermont Horse

The Quarter Horse bled out after being shot with a bow and arrow in the middle of the night. Read More

Horse Owners Taking Proactive Approach for Hurricane Matthew

Owners on the East Coast are evacuating horses to locations away from the storm's potential path. Read More

Mustang Sanctuary President Denies Equine Neglect

A former sanctuary employee alleged that Karen Sussman maltreated horses and that 30 animals had died of malnutrition. Read More

Borell Takes Plea Deal in Horse Abandonment Case

Charles Borell pleaded guilty to nine counts of second-degree misdemeanor animal cruelty under an Alford plea. Read More

Santa Cruz County, California, Horses Displaced by Wildfire

Several horses have returned to their homes, but others remain at the county animal shelter and fairgrounds. Read More

Tennessee Woman Accused of Maltreating Horses

Twenty-four horses are receiving rehabilitative care while their owner faces animal cruelty charges. Read More

Stolen Georgia Thoroughbred Found

"Henry" was found in a North Georgia pasture, more than 140 miles away from where he was allegedly stolen. Read More