Originally Posted by missimagine
From the get go she was head shy .. She's gotten to where she will let me touch her face and ears but i've accidently shocked her twice now and she emedietly goes back to square one. I think a lot of her because she has started to show a personality and be happy about life and she has made a point to want attention when i'm there. I have the time and want to help her be a great horse but do you think she'll ever get over the accident static shock when I pet her?
Checking her poll is a great idea. It would also be worth having her checked by a qualified horse dentist to rule out any problem with her teeth - a mare at my local riding school behaved similarly, the dentist found serious problems with her teeth and she changed amazingly within about a week of having them treated.
A month is a very short time for a horse to settle in IMO. If you are committed to her and mean to keep her for life I would recommend looking into Friendship Training - it has made a huge difference to my horse and we are developing a brilliant relationship. It creates a very deep bond between horse and person though, so not fair to either of you to do it if you aren't planning to keep her for life.