Thanks guys... MLS - I like your wording much better than my own - it is more concise.
Dreamcatcher - with lessons, etc. we are hoping that we actually won't have to take on new boarders as the current ones leave. However, we don't want them to leave all at once! Plus, we're kind of hoping they only leave after they just don't own horses anymore. We have a few "sworn for life" boarders who say they'll never go anywhere else... which is a "nice" thought, although possibly not entirely financially possible for them.
"it always seemed to be the ones who aren't paying full freight that turned out to be the problem children." - Isn't that the truth!?!? I'm glad we aren't the only ones who have think that! We've actually questioned ourselves sometimes, like "Are we expecting too much by expecting these people to be grateful for the great deal they are getting?" Ugh.