Originally Posted by SplashsKwikSand
We can't geld him when his balls haven't dropped yet, cowboy. And you can still work with stallions; people do it all the time.
Actually, it is entirely possible for gelding to be done before the testes have decended - not saying you should or should not, simply disputing your assertion that you "can't". That, however, is neither here nor there to your actual question......
Start carrying your halter and lead with you ALL the time when you go out to the horses. Let it become part of your body. Once it becomes just another "thing" that he sees all the time (and is not ONLY used to catch him and do things he doesn't want to do), it loses it's "run away" factor. Be especially sure to carry it during times you go out ot do good things such as feed, etc -- and things that have nothing to do with having direct contact with the horses (such as cleaning, maintenance, etc). Once it has become part of you, start using it to "pet him up" with it - rub him all over and do everything but put it on his head. Proceed to building positive association with wearing the halter. Start putting it on and taking it off. Put it on and make something positive happen (extra pets, treats if that's your thing, etc) and take it off. Put the halter on and walk away and let him wear it a bit w/out being attached to a lead and made to do any work. Basically you are building a hundred and one associations OTHER than being haltered and lead around --- and making it just another thing.