CONGRATULATIONS!! It's so nice having your horses in your very own back yard. Our barn was built in 2002 and opened in the fall. It's a lot of work, but a lot less stressful, as I full care of my horses. It's nice letting the girls roam free with me in the barn. Except when I'm cleaning Gypsy has to stay in her stall. Funny thing is when she has her spoiled little temper tantrums in the stall. Cause she can't come hang with me. Reason why is Gypsy gets really jealous if I go near other horses(Especially if I go near another mare) she will pick fights through the bars. Gypsy don't like any horse near me when I'm with her, she's 100% cool with them when I'm not around or if she don't see me.
I've been there with horses that won't load, Babe was like that in the early stages. She could be stubborn as a mule if she wanted to be. One day she'll load fine, next she won't, then the next fine again. SO glad she's over that! LOL! She's been fine over the last 7 years. Same thing here with pink noses, Gypsy pretty sensitive skin, keep her nose protected. Air's real dry around here this year.