The thing is, when he was about 2, he was a bronc. Now he's 4, and that past abuse had impacted him.
First off, he's a little hard to catch. Not DIFFICULT, he doesn't run around the feild like mad when he sees a halter, but he will turn away and walk off. I've tried all the catching tricks, but they never seem to work with him. Of course, I have tried bribes with a treat (who hasn't?!) But the thing is, he WILL NOT take any kind of treat. At all. From anyone.
Once he is caught, he acts like a pro. Leads, loads, clips, cross-ties, will stand tied all day, and even ground ties. He is working really well under saddle. Walks, trots, canters, bends&flexes, etc.
I just hate the fact that his previous owners failed to see the potential in him, or even bothered to do any slight training with him. They just decided he would be the type of horse to have spurs jabbed into his neck and a cinch in his flank, bucking and swinging, trying to get away from the hectic abuse of rodeo.
And advice or suggestions would be great!