Going off the fact it is an "it depends" sort of question, it looks like I'll be doing a whole lot of asking around and keeping track of local prices. Kinda figured that was the case but just thought I'd ask
How are your leased horses with being stalled 6 days a week and are you sure you can work them both every day or at least the six they are stalled?What is your expected course load? Are you going to have to work? Do you have to do the feeding? Stall cleaning? Are you eating in a cafeteria on a food plan, are you eating out ($$$) or will you be having to cook and clean up? Where are you going to ride and how crowed will it be when you do? Are there times when the arenas will not be available, limiting when you can ride? Are you going to be participating in any extra curricular activities like a show or rodeo team? What about social time? Where will you live on campus or off? If you are having to save up in advance for basic care, who covers emergencies that can crop up? What about your costs, how are those covered? How are their lease costs covered?
Cut for length, hopefully I didn't accidentally cut anything important out and I don't forget to answer something.
As far as being stalled 6 days a week, I don't know. That'll be something that if I decide this is a absolute definite possibility, I can convert their turnout shelter into a small 2 stall barnand see how they deal with it before I commit to taking them to school just in case, like your horses, they just can't take it. My expected course load is 12, maybe 13 credit hours and almost entirely classes specific to my major. I've already got all my gen ed out of the way (except chemistry and speech but I'm getting chem out of the way this spring and maybe speech too) and the program here at Connor's definitely puts an emphasis on in class work w/ little to no homework. I will be working, but it's supplemental to my loans and my hours can be adjusted to whatever I need/want. (Stroke of luck with my boss. She's amazing.) Feeding? There's a student feed crew which I will have to do one week out of the semester but otherwise no. I live with my parents and commute from there and bring all my food from there/take advantage of every free meal on campus I can find. Most likely I won't be on any teams. Just not my thing. Connor's has 2 arenas and three round pens and I'd be riding in the evening after classes and rodeo practice are over. My school costs are covered via loans, the lease is free, and if I can't save up enough to cover a large emergency fund, it'll be a no go. I don't want to get stuck between a rock and hard place financially. Been there, done that, never again.
Right now this is all hypothetical and while I really hope it works out, I don't want to risk getting down there and then not having the money cover what I need it to. Thank you for the responses though, everyone! Definitely some good things to think about/look into.
And honestly the stall thing? I might build a couple stalls even if this doesn't work out just because it couldn't hurt to know.