I have had the same problems you have with respect to shadows.
I do find the golden hour to be, perhaps, the most beautiful, magical light. But, like you, I also find it challenging.
I really, really don't care for images in which one side of the subject is darker than the other side - I prefer very even light across the entire subject. This is very difficult to achieve when the sun is so low in the sky so as to be just barely above the horizon. In these instances, one is often forced to move off to the side, lest you cast a shadow on your subject. But then when you are moved aside, one side of your subject is apt to be shadowed more than the other.
Many people actually prefer images in which the light falls unevenly across the subject, saying that it gives the image "depth, and dimension". Whatever. I just don't like how it looks (I want my histogram to look like a perfect bell curve). The whole golden hour thing can be frustrating at times.
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