Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension
Are stallions always skittish like that?
She was still skittish, so he hadn't done much examining of her.
Any filly would be skittish about going into a stable where the ghost of another lingered.
Of course, she might be skittish if she didn't know how secure the structure was.
Cade was trying to be accommodating, but sometimes he was as skittish about conversation as the cat was about being touched - and likely for the same reason.