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

Home Is Where the Horse Is

Take a look at what it’s like to live in an equestrian community, and find out what challenges these equid-friendly neighborhoods face as nonhorsepeople move in.

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Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

After the PACT Act

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act amends federal criminal code to prohibit intentional animal cruelty acts when they occur during interstate commerce or on federal property. Here’s what that means for local law enforcement.

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Horse Treats: Handle With Care

While we might enjoy sneaking our horses peppermints and other sweet treats, we need to understand how it can reinforce good or bad behavior and how it fits into your horse’s dietary scheme.

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Help for Horse Owners and How to Get It

Even the most diligent owners can find themselves facing hard financial times. They just need to remember to keep their horses’ well-being in mind and not be afraid to seek assistance as they work through their challenges.

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