Horse Traveler Passes Through Peoria

By WEEK Producer

September 30, 2010 Updated Sep 30, 2010 at 10:53 PM CDT

One Oregon woman is picking up the horse power to travel cross-country... on horse.

Kathleen Dodds from Sherbet, Oregon has been traveling for about four and half months, and now she's passing through the Peoria area.

News 25's Doug Smith caught a glimpse of her heading east on the McClugage bridge Thursday afternoon.

Why is she doing this?

"Three years ago I had a pretty serious health issue," said Dodds. "It kind of made me stop and reevaluate where my life was, and I decided this would be a good time to do it. I hope that it motivates people to find what their dreams are, and go do them."

Dodds says she has about seven weeks to go until she reaches New Jersey.

If you want to hear more about her galloping journey with Mystic and Delightful, you can follow her at

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