I've never worked with a stud this young, and this is the first time I've experienced this kind of behavior. I think in John Lyons' first book, he talks about the difference between the sexes; that the real difference when it comes to stallions is that mares ALWAYS take first priority. Its interesting how such a simple thing drastically changes how you approach training problems.
In this case, I had to fall back on a strategy I've NEVER had to use to catch a mare or a gelding; free lunging in the paddock, making him move his feet until he made the decision to come to me. Waiting him out didn't work. Food didn't work. Every trick I know about body language and approaching horses in the pasture...no dice :P And all this from a horse that usually trots right up to you when you come through the gate! So I found the whole experience rather eye-opening...its one thing to know something intellectually, and quite another to deal with it first hand.