I have recently rescued a 4 year old clydesdale stallion. He is Beautiful, well put together, 18hh, is very gentle and laid back(he loves food and the obnoxious mini can boss him around!), the only problem is he is not halter broke. He was left totally unhandled, with the exception of them attempting to turn him into a saddle bronc, which he was apparently not successful at. He is very wary and fearful of people. I'm working regularly with him to get him used to people and eventually halter broke, but with his bad experiences with being ridden, I don't know if he would ever be comfortable as a saddle horse. I purchased him as a rescue project, I would like to rehome him when he's ready. So now for the question, I'm typically an advocate of geld everything, unless the disposition is incredible, conformation is perfect, breeding is spectacular, and performance is well proven in the chosen disapline.
However, with this guy I worry that a gelding with fear issues has less chance of getting a loving, long term home than a stallion would? You would never know he was a stallion by the way he acts. What do you think?