Man on horse on freeway

A cowboy riding one horse and guiding another on the shoulder of a busy downtown Atlanta freeway is on a cross-country trek.

Atlanta television helicopters spotted Tod "Doc" Mishler on the edge of the Downtown Connector around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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WSB-TV reports that a police officer guided the cowboy toward a less-traveled city street. The station reports that Mishler is trying to reach Indiana by June for his sister's birthday.

WAGA-TV reports that Mishler is on a mission to fight childhood hunger and hopes to eventually make it to Washington, D.C. When that station's news crew caught up with him, he sang a cowboy song.

The Wisconsin State Journal has reported that Mishler has a doctorate in philosophy and has worked as a bail bondsman and a horse trainer.

Contributors: WSB-TV

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