Originally Posted by Spirithorse
By reverse phsycology I mean that the horse will think you are going to do one thing (being predictable) but then you'll do the opposite of what he thinks you will do. Like the horse may think that you are simply going out to catch him, but when you do something UNPREDICTABLE, you get the horse's attention. Reverse psychology is a great tool!
Also try things like walking into his field with the head stall and just sitting in the middle of it reading a book or magazine. Don't try to catch him. His curiosity will get the better of him after a while and he will come to see what you are doing. When he comes over, don't catch him. Walk out of his field instead. If you do this a few times he will learn that everytime you have his headstall doesn't mean that you actually want to catch him.