I have a 12 year old pony on loan and he is a pain to catch. Sometimes it will take me 10 minutes to catch him other times after going at it for about 45 minutes I finally give up. I once caught him using a carrot but now since I've done that once its become practically impossible to do it again. I really don't want to carry on trying to use food but every time I come near him with a head collar he runs in the opposite direction. If I sit/crouch on the ground all he does is stand far away from me, looking at me. Even if I get rid of the head collar once he's seen me with it he won't come.
Really need help here!