Hello! My Quater Horse gelding used to be pretty bad about being caught, and it was especially hard because he was kept in a large pasture. His background was healing, and then he was just our family horse. He ran away when he would see a halter/lead rope, because he knew it meant he was going to be ridden.
When I wanted to catch him, I would hold the halter & lead rope behind my back, and hold out my hand, which sometimes had a treat in it, and sometimes didn't (kind of mean, I know). Or I would just stuff the halter down my shirt, lol, and he would only give me a confused look when I approached.
Marecare, that's so adorable!