Baby sock on the end of a hobby horse dulls noise and avoids floor scratches
Christy's hack is as useful as it is amusing:
We have a few stick horses that our kids love, and I finally realized that putting a baby sock (or two) on the bottom dampens the noise and saves our 80 year-old wood floors a bit. It especially works well with the model that was felted, but the felt has worn off. The traditional broomstick version required a rubberband, but the noise reduction alone was worth it.