When I switched barns, I couldn't bare to take another horse from her knowing how it would have made me feel when I was her age. So I offered to let her lease my horse and ride him 2x's a week. Lately, my leaser and her mother have developed a habit of calling to cancel their day, and then want a make-up ride. When it started to get out of control, I raised my rate to make up for the extra days they were getting. Then they just started showing up whenever! So I told the mother they can't just show up on saturdays, they get 2 days during the week. But they keep canceling and wanting make up rides and I'm not getting to ride my own horse sometimes! If I make other plans one day because I think they are going to ride, that's a day I lose. I don't need the money, that's not why I lease. I want to drop them but then I remember that theres a little girl involved. How can I get them to come on their days? When the mom would call and ask for a make-up day, I told them what day I could offer and no more. But she figured that out real quick and started having the little girl call because she knows I can't tell a 12 year old no!!!
Sorry so long!! Just wanted to give some back story. Any advice would be great!