For the last few months my son has had the opportunity to learn horseback riding. We have encouraged this as well as swimming because both are Sunnah sports.
Interacting with an animal and caring for the animal are excellent values. If you do not have good adab with a pony they will bite you or throw you off their back so my son had to develop a good relationship with the pony he rides.
He is learning to hold on to the horse with his legs.
He is now learning to trot.
Please share your ideas for teaching children Sunnah athletics.