I talked to the other girl that works with her as well, and it is NOT anything phsyical nor is it her being headshy/earshy, just because we've observed it and that's not it. I went and messed with her head and nothing, it doesn't bother her, just stuff being pulled over it. If anything, another horse we have is a better example of ear shy because he backs up when you mess with his ears, she doesnt do anything.
usandpets - yup its neither of the two, Im sure. What you're saying may be true though, she still does the carousel with us (shes one of the good ones for it) but before, her halter was left on and not taken on and off, and im sure that when she was caught, it meant work. Right now we leave the halter on and a catch rope which I've noticed has slowed her down and stopped her running off as quickly. She's not always put to work though, lately I've been just catching her and walking her around and just messing with her and petting her, then letting her go, or even blanketing her and then releasing her.
I did go ahead and use a bitless nylon type of bridle and that slips on a lot easier so it took less time, I just had less control of her when riding (a LOT of pulling and kicking so as to NOT to go to the jump first thing and knock it over). I'm going to use that for now and just see how it goes.