A method I have used with my horse
I have a break away, 'field-safe' head collar. It may be that your horse runs away from you, so having a head collar may not be useful in that respect. But often a horse with a head collar on may give them a sense of being under control, so she may be able to caught easier.
I also make coming in time for my horse really exciting, I will call him and give him lots of praise when he comes. If he doesn't then I will walk up to him confidently and give him some fuss, then clip his collar on. After that we will walk by me fine (you said that your horse was great on the ground, so I assume this will be the case for you).
Give her lots of fuss when you bring her in, treats and hay also work well!
If she doesn't come in after all that and is being a real paint this is what I do: I put his head collar in a bucket of food and encourage him up to me. Usually when he puts his head in to eat he puts his nose through the nose band of the head collar! So I sneak the rest of it on and do it up and ta da!
Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
Last edited by speedy da fish; 07-08-2010 at 05:30 AM.