Being stupid enough to work with my horse when I'm already frustrated.
Buying a "green" horse when I hadn't ridden in about 5 years and was on my way back to school.
Forgetting to look at my body language and pressure releasing skills when Soda is over-reacting.
** I've gotten a lot better about the last two recently. I won't do any work with Soda (beyond grooming) if I'm tired/frustrated/stressed about school. Mostly because he has had about a year off and can be reallly difficult sometimes. He just needs hours, but he needs hours with me be calm and firm... not over-wraught and angry. Also, I spoke to some people about some of my "issues" with Soda and I looked at how I was acting and realized that I was putting a lot of "pressure" on him and not really releasing it.
Sometimes I feel like such a bad horse owner....
That's another one... I don't ride enough, but really it's not something I can help right now. I have to finish college so that has to come first right now, so hopefully we can have a better life when I'm done this fall.