Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
So you catch him and then he gets worked, hard. Then he decides he doesn't want to be caught, tries to get away, ultimately is caught, and then once he is caught, is worked even harder. Tell me why he would want to let himself be caught again? ;)
I'd try to reward him when he DOES let himself be caught. You don't have to not work him that day, but once he's caught, do something he enjoys for a few minutes first to make being caught a positive experience. That might be leading him over to a pan with some feed, taking him somewhere with green grass to graze for a few minutes if he's in a dry lot, or grooming him for a bit depending on his personality. Then go get started with your training or workout for the day.