Prince toys with me when I try to catch him. He walks away as I approach. I walk, he walks. I walk some more, he walks some more. Eventually he gives up the game and stands quietly waiting for me to catch up and put on his halter. This game is getting shorter (i.e., less walking) each time I catch him. It will soon end as he realizes, as all my horses do, that being caught is a good thing. For Prince it includes some light work, a good grooming session and ends with dinner.
Prince is no fool, once we do it my way he gives up and there are no further issues. I can almost hear him say, "Ok, you win. You've won my respect and I won't test you any further". I believe that at one time Prince was a well trained horse because he actually knows this stuff but doesn't initially want to admit it. I look forward to taking him back there.
I'm really enjoying this time with Prince and look forward to working further with him and bringing him back to the horse he used to be!