He has started to get under my skin lately. He is in about a 2 acre pasture and when I go to catch him he will run around if I have a lead rope in my hand. So we play that game for a few minutes then when I do get the lead rope on him he will at times take off and break free and run around some more. Ill finally catch him and get him in the round pen and work the crap out of him.... but Im not sure if that is helping correct these two issues that have come up, it may be counterproductive, but he is a very energetic horse and the work in the round pen seems to keep him in line.
When I got him he would lead fine, this seems to be a new behavior probably related to him not wanting to work in the round pen. Someone has suggested using a stud chain to break him of this habit but that seems extreme to me. Plus Im not sure if that will help me catch him. I know I can coax him with food or treats but don't really want to go that route. So I am asking for some help to see how some of you guys would handle this.