However, if you ever have a horse that is prone to running off or maybe backs away when you try to halter them, this tip might work for you. Try looping the crownpiece around the horse's neck first, then scooping up the nose. This will allow you to keep better control over the horse while you finish haltering. This works especially well for young horses that are still getting used to being handled.
Kind of a simple thing, but much better than watching your horse run off leaving you standing with an empty halter!