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 Teen Victimized by Alleged Scammer

The teen who spent two years saving for a horse has fallen victim to an alleged off-shore cyber scam, authorities say. Read More

State of Utah Sues BLM Over Horse Removal

The suit seeks the removal wild horses from state lands on grounds that the animals damage those rangelands. Read More

Florida Man in Custody for Killing Horse, Injuring Rider

The man allegedly rammed his truck into a horse and rider following a verbal exchange with another horseback rider. Read More

Texas Woman Pleads in Horse Herd Removal Case

A Texas woman pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge connected to the removal of 28 horses from her business. Read More

Wyoming Committee Wants Wild Horse Action From Congress

A state House of Representatives committee is calling on Congress to find new ways to control wild horse populations. Read More

Miniature Horse Helps Crime Victims Cope

Miniature mare Valor has joined the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff's Department. Read More

Horse Herd Removed From Texas Riding Stable

Nearly 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after bring removed from a riding stable near Galveston, Texas. Read More

New York Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

Two horses were shot by hunters; one horse died in the incident while the other is receiving veterinary treatment. Read More

Coyotes Blamed for Michigan Horse's Death

Five or six coyotes attacked the 27-year-old mare, who was subsequently euthanized as a result of her injuries. Read More

Arizona Pair Accused of Horse Theft

Two Arizona women are facing felony theft charges after being arrested for allegedly stealing a Mohave County horse. Read More

Cox Voluntarily Recalls Equine Ulcer Drug

Cox Veterinary Laboratory has recalled and ceased production of Gastroade Xtra because it is not FDA-approved. Read More

Arabian Association Rescinds Horses' Registrations

The registrations were revoked after it was determined the champion horses were not, in fact, half-Arabians. Read More

Oklahoma Farm Owner Rebuilds After Fire

A farm owner in Norman, Oklahoma, is rebuilding after a barn fire claimed the lives of three horses. Read More

Horses Removed from Houston, Texas, Neighborhood

Eight allegedly malnourished horses from four locations within a single neighborhood are receiving rehabilitative care. Read More

Maryland Street Vendor Horses Removed

Fourteen horses used to pull vendor wagons are receiving care after authorities removed them from their stables. Read More

Allegedly Maltreated Horses Relocated

A herd of 41 allegedly maltreated horses from Nevada County, California, is receiving rehabilitative care. Read More

Proposed Montana Law Would Protect Police Horses

Proposed legislation would protect horses used by Montana police from harm while in the line of duty. Read More

Appeals Court Rules AQHA Can Reject Clones

The ruling overturned a lower court decision mandating that the AQHA include clones in its registry. Read More

Heater Blamed for Deadly Ohio Barn Fire

A portable heater used to heat water is being blamed for the barn fire that killed 15 horses in Tallmadge, Ohio. Read More

Cold Claims Illinois Horse

An Illinois owner is facing charges after a horse died after being exposed to severe winter weather. Read More

Hialeah, Florida, Horse Found Slaughtered

Police said an owner found his horse slaughtered in his barn when he went to feed then animal on Jan. 7. Read More

State of Florida Fines Contaminated Horse Feed Manufacturer

Florida agricultural officials fined Lakeland Animal Nutrition $4,000 for the contaminated feed on Jan. 6. Read More

Arizona Authorities Probe Alleged Animal Cruelty

Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized by Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities. Read More

ADM Releases Statement on South Carolina Horse Feed Incident

A farm owner says three horses died and another was sickened after consuming contaminated feed produced by ADM. Read More

Oklahoma Horse Left for Dead Now Recovering

The horse's injuries include a fractured jaw, missing eyelids, a missing ear, and other wounds. Read More