Ah you'll be fine! That's not far at all! :) and to be honest, having time to be a horse won't harm them. If they were smoochy to begin with they will always be smoochy. Panacea gets little to no handling whilst I'm not there and she has yet to be properly halter trained, however she is still easy to catch and loves having her hooves trimmed so I'm not too worried.
Hope you keep us updated on her progress! She really is quality!
I am her eyes, she is my wings. I am her voice, she is my spirit. I am her human, she is my horse.