S. Ind. man riding 2,500 miles to stop horse abuse

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. - A southern Indiana man plans to travel nearly 2,500 miles on horseback to help increase awareness of abuse of horses.

Fifty-eight-year-old Richard Mills began his journey with his 6-year-old Tennessee Walker named Willy on Saturday in Clarksville. The News and Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1e5WFnl ) the pair hope to finish their journey in Great Falls, Mont., in about four months.

Mills says he plans to travel the trail taken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark more than two centuries ago.

Mills owns an animal rescue in Elizabeth. He says he hopes his journey will motivate people to help animals in need and raise money for his financially struggling rescue.

His Buck Creek Valley Animal Rescue currently houses about 30 horses.

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