Wow, it doesn't feel like I had her just a little more than 2 weeks!
It feels much longer, and I am really proud of her.
Since I was aware of her catching issue, this was my first point of my priority list. I don't like hard to catch horses, lol. When I got her, she would run away as soon as you get closer than 2 yards
and even in the round pen it would take 3 hrs to catch her. This was with 2 people and Raya wearing a halter
Put her in the pasture and she prescribed me a good fitness program (I actually needed that anyway) to catch her... 5.5. hrs was the (hopefully) maximum, but she learned the hard way that I will NOT give up, lol.
And look at her now: Free of the "catch" halter (probably the first time in over a year), and walking up to me to say hello when I go in the pasture!
She still needs a little time to let me halter her - let's say 5-10 min of scratching and petting her head (impossible before), but I can live with that!!!
And the best of all: when my skittish girl startles, some scratches on her neck or face calm her down!