One alternative to betting on horses is riding them. For junior dudes and dudettes champing at the bit for a little equine connection, there's still time to sign up for summer camp at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy. In addition to developing respect for their whinnying sidekicks, campers will learn to care for horses, saddle up English-style and "walk-on" -- maybe even trot. But what good are new skills without the chance to flaunt them? The final day of each session is "show day," complete with ribbons and braided tails. Parents are encouraged to ooh and ahhh... Sessions are for kids ages seven to 16. This week's runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18. Additional sessions run from July 21 to July 25 and July 28 to August 1. The Riding Academy at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 South Mason Road. For information, call... More >>>