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

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

Legislators Make Latest Bid to Ban Horse Processing

The legislation would ban U.S. horse processing plants and prevent the transport of horses to foreign slaughterhouses. Read More

California Men Charged With Shooting at Wild Burros

Three men have been charged with attempting to shoot wild burros in a residential area of Moreno Valley. Read More

Walking Horse Herd Removed from Tennessee Farm

More than 50 Tennessee Walking Horses are receiving care after being removed from allegedly deplorable conditions. Read More

New Jersey Woman Accused of Horseman's Association Theft

Catherine L. Brady allegedly took more than $68,000 from the Delaware Valley Horseman's Association. Read More

Washington State Barn Fire Kills Two Horses

A Miniature Horse died in the blaze, while another horse was euthanized the next day due to burns sustained in the fire. Read More

Haws' Animal Cruelty Charges Upheld

The charges stem from a 2014 probe that revealed nearly a dozen dead horses dead on Shamus Haws' Magna, Utah, property. Read More

Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races. Read More

New California Water Restrictions' Impact on Horses

Many owners have implemented water conservation practices at their facilities. Here's how they're faring. Read More

Accused Louisiana Horse Shooter Arrested

A Louisiana man has been arrested for allegedly starving and shooting a pair of horses and maltreating two others. Read More

Accused Pennsylvania Vets Lose Racing Commission Licenses

The veterinarians are accused of administering drugs to horses within 24 hours of when the animals were slated to race. Read More