I've bought my first horses. I've had lessons off and on all of my life and finally bought a house with acerage and a barn. I've bought a 10yo paso fino gelding and a 10yo quarter hourse/mustang. They've been together for several years and I bought them as a pair. They were housed in an open corral before I bought them and they were pasture horses before that. They've never had access to a barn or shelter of any sort.
I've had them for 2 months. The paso fino is rather skittish in the barn. He has to stand in the opening looking out. He's fine out in the open but does not like not being able to see. The mustang loves the barn.
My problem is that the longer I have them the less they want to leave it. They have become INCREDIBLY barn sour. I'm at a loss. What can I do to get my horses to stop turning around and taking me right back into the barn?
I live in WY and it's incredibly windy here in the winter. I think this might have something to do with it.