I finally decided that our 5 acres is not the prime horse pasture, since it is very sandy and rock and grows very little forage since it is not irrigated and has little capacity to grow much. The horses have their sizable dry lots and I am turning the rest (minus space for green houses and gardens) into a mountain trail training center of sorts.
There is already a track around much of the property from the previous owners' riding dirt bikes. Yesterday I took my rock bar and removed the rocks so it is a decent trotting/gallop track. I'm now trying to plan out obstacles, but I DO NOT want them to make my place look like a carnival . Ie no pool noodles in the trees or other such nonsense. I live in an HOA and do need to be mindful of that.
What kind of natural looking obstacles have you all built or seen? I would like it to be reminiscent of the course built at the Oregon Horse Center, or Mark Bolender's Horse Park. Any ideas would be great!