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

Owners Seeking Restitution in Florida Horse Feed Recall Case

Owners who believe their horses were affected by tainted feed are seeking restitution from Lakeland Animal Nutrition. Read More

Horses Removed in New Jersey Cruelty Case

A herd of horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm operated by a Standardbred trainer. Read More

Montana Police Probe Horse Shooting

Montana authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Quarter Horse near Butte. Read More

Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products

A series of complaints prompted the FDA to warn several firms that were marketing ulcer treatments without its approval. Read More

Wyoming Owners Offer Reward for Horse Tail Theft Tips

Several owners offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever cut their horses' tails. Read More

Salt Lake City Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages

The city council banned commercial horse-drawn carriage rides from the Salt Lake City streets last week. Read More

Illinois Horses Die in Barn Fire

Thirty-two horses died in the fire, while at least five escaped injury. Read More

University Regents Sue High-Profile Veterinarian

The UC Davis Board of Regents sued Dr. Jack Snyder for allegedly failing to contribute to a profit-sharing plan. Read More

Michigan Barn Fire Ruled Accidental

Seventeen horses in the barn at the time of the fire died in the blaze. Read More

California Horse Owner Faces Multiple Cruelty Charges

A California man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating dozens of horses residing on two of his properties. Read More

Pair Indicted in Mare Mutilation Case

Two Texas men have been indicted for allegedly mutilating a mare before abandoning her in San Patricio County. Read More

California Horse Owner Sought

California authorities are seeking the owner of an injured mare abandoned in the Lake Pillsbury area of Lake County. Read More

Horses Lost in Georgia Barn Blaze

Authorities are investigating the cause of a barn fire that claimed the lives of a group of horses in Clayton County. Read More

Vermont Horse Herd Seized

Twenty-three horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm in Woodstock, Vermont. Read More

Texas Police Probe Horse Cruelty Case

Authorities hope the public can help find whoever allegedly injured a horse and a steer at an exhibition venue. Read More

Michigan Barn Fire Claims 17 Horses

Michigan fire authorities are probing the cause of a barn fire in Edwardsburg, Michigan, that killed 17 horses. Read More

Whitfield Ethics Probe to Continue

The probe will investigate if Rep. Ed Whitfield's wife influenced him about Tennessee Walking Horse-focused legislation. Read More

Ohio City Fights Appeal in Service Horse Case

The city of Blue Ash asked an appeals court to uphold a decision regarding the use of a Mini Horse as a service animal. Read More

Firms get FDA Warning About Equine Ulcer Products

Three companies have received warning letters for marketing equine ulcer products without the FDA's approval. Read More

Hoskins Faces Probation Violation Charge

Beth Hoskins, who was convicted of maltreating dozens of horses, is now accused of violating terms of her probation. Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Rescue a Horse?

A law enforcement officer and a horse rescuer reveal what's behind rescuing and rehabilitating a neglected equid. Read More

Virginia Man Charged After Trailer Crash

The crash killed two horses; one died at the scene while the other was euthanized. Read More

North Carolina Mill Recalls Horse Feed

Bartlett Milling Co. has recalled some of its horse feed due to possible Rumensin contamination. Read More

Nevada, Wild Horse Advocates Clash over Estrays

In a statement, authorities said gathers only take place when horses pose a danger to themselves or the public. Read More

Wyoming Legislators to Study Wild Horse Management

A state committee voted to draft a resolution to study the animals' environmental impact on the state's rangelands. Read More