Horseback riding is fun and enjoyable, imho, and you should try it.
it’s good excersize for you and for the animal.
It also comes with learning about how to get the horse ready so you can ride him or her:
grooming and getting the saddle and other equipment on the animal, then you put your helmet
(I forget exactly what it’s called) on, mount the horse, take the reigns and begin the riding lesson(s).
when the lesson(s) are done, then you take the saddle
and other equipmen on the horse off the horse and put it away and your helmet away,
remember to give the animal a treat sometimes too like a sugar cube or an apple.