I'm a crazy crocheter too
I make little hats for my horses. And saddle pads, little flowery clip things to put in tails, and lots of other stuff!
My Tips Include:
~Dilute Miracle Groom in water; that's stuff is so great but so costly.
~Never ride on a windy day unless you're SURE that you horse isn't scared of flapping stuff.
~Never cross tie in a rope halter; bad things happen.
~Spray horses behind the ears when you wash them. Makes them feel so much better afterwards
~ Never look at your horse while riding; look ahead.
~ If you can't get your horse to take the bit, put some honey on it.
~Get items to desensitize your horse at the dollar store or the like.
~Don't try to give your horse water out of a human water bottle.
~When catching your horse, don't want in a straight line to it. Zig zag.
Well, I would write more but I'm tired.