I saw a gorgeous weanling for sale. Part of me wants to drop everything and buy her. It would give my colt a buddy the same age. However, and this is a big however, it would mean raising 2 young horses at the same time, and eventually training 2 young horses at the same time, if I start them under saddle myself. I’m fairly certain my colt will be easy to train, especially after working with mustangs. He’s already fairly advanced for his age and is super easy going.
Or I could just buy or lease something under saddle. Probably a gelding, and hope said gelding is a suitable companion for my colt at weaning time. A friend has an Arabian gelding I can try, but there’s no guarantee he will be suitable as a companion come weaning time.