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Also, I would ask the previous owners what type of feed they were giving her and what supplements. You want to know how much her diet has changed as this can be a big factor in behavior, especially if she has an imbalance. Change in diet as well as pain from something can definitely cause these issues. A deficiency in certain vitamins and/or minerals is an easy fix, but if it's not fixed the horse can behave worse and worse over time.
I know my horse, who is normally a sweet and gentle big puppy dog will act the way you described if I take him off of his magnesium supplements. Even on them he tests borderline low for magnesium levels.
I think you should do some investigating, starting with what his previous owners were feeding him and go from there. You may need to have a vet do a blood panel to make sure, which I know kind of sucks but in the end, if it is a diet or pain issue, a trainer can not fix it. When you have checked everything out and you know that the horse is medically fine, then I would invest in a trainer, and a good one. And yes, it takes some investigation to find a good trainer too.