Very true, I will definitely make sure to unbridle her in a building next time. Come to think of it, this just started happening when I started tacking/untacking outside, I know horses are creatures of habit so it might be confusing to her to not be on cross ties.
There is nothing weird about that! We call her fly mask the “velcro monster” because she isn’t a huge fan of it lol! My boyfriend makes fun of me because every morning he hears me outside talking to her like most people would talk to another human. I will definitely try to speed up the arrival of her buddy so she isn’t so lonely, I don’t think my 20lb dog is the best company for her when I’m not home.