A 27-year-old Chico, Calif. man, who is planning to ride around the world on horseback, is riding through Broome County today.

Ezra Cooley began his trek in April 2006. New York is the 11th state he’s ridden through on what he says will be an eight-year odyssey.

He plans to finish the United States portion of his ride in New York City in June and then take a boat to Spain with his horse, Red.

Along the way, Cooley is raising money for children’s charities. He has raised $6,000 in donations so far for the National Children’s Cancer Society.