I always wanted a chestnut mare and when I saw Beauty online, I instantly fell in love with her. She was even better when I finally met her~friendly, smart, curious, and unafraid. Gigondas was on the same feedlot as Beauty and I figured, "Why not two?" so I also adopted her. However, unlike Beauty, Gigondas wasn't real fond of people. In fact, she hated humans. She was very head-shy and constantly either turned her butt to us or tried to run us over. As a horse newbie, even I knew that wasn't good. It took me two years to be able to finally touch her head without her running off. Now, five years later, I honestly haven't made a whole lot of progress with her. She tolerates me, but that's about it. She's never done anything bad to me...she's never run over me, she's never bitten me, she's never kicked at me...she just tolerates me, like a pesky fly. ...sigh...I really, at this point, don't know what to do with her. My trainer works her twice a month for a lesson and she remembers ALL her lessons and has never been a problem. She used to bolt when I took her down to the arena, but now she stands and waits for her release. It's just that, unlike all my other horses, she just doesn't really like humans. Period. I'm thinking about just finding a pasture where she can run and be a horse. What do you all think? I think the photo says it all. She stands away me. She would never cuddle like Sunni or Quad or Cali or Scout. She's always standoffish.