I agree with Solon. Groundwork is very important but ground work is more than leading the horse around. It is teaching it to stand without pushing on you, teaching it to back, to yield the hindquarters and to move the shoulder over for you too. If you do a lot of groundwork the horse will be that much better when you get on it. You use the same methods for a draft type that youwould use for any other horse. It is so nice seeing them shape up and turn into a horse that knows how to turn with little more than a light touch. Be patient and you will have a great horse.