Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Do a combo. Run her and provide a treat once she has stopped and allowed you to halter her. It doesn't matter that she runs, stops, and eats. The fact is, she probably won't be able to eat for more than two or three minutes at a time before you're up in her face again... and that's the point. She isn't "winning" if she gets a few more bites, because you're still persistently driving her away from her victory. Eventually she ought to give up and let you halter her... at which point you can offer her a treat. As you do this more and more, she ought to improve.
As a side note, when you are "running" her, don't literally chase her. Start off by just calmly walking over to her. If she threatens you, then you should reprimand her and chase her off. If she just decides to run, let her. Just keep calmly walking over to her until eventually she gives up running away. When a horse I'm after does this, I just take it as an opportunity for a casual stroll while they run around like a fool. I find it amusing really.
Last edited by Eolith; 08-02-2010 at 04:27 PM.