No I am not ignorant to the Gypsy horse, I am tired of it being touted as something it is NOT. You are romanticizing it to be this shamrock pooping animal that yes, had a very important role in Ireland and other areas, but it was a work animal and I may even agree it could be considered a draft PONY but it is not a draft horse!
Merriam-Webster states a draft horse is: : a horse adapted for or used in drawing heavy loads; specif : such a horse over 1600 pounds in weight and over 16 hands high.
Websters on line defines a draft horse as: Draft horses are recognizable by their tall stature and extremely muscular build. In general, they tend to have a more upright shoulder, producing more upright movement and conformation that is well-suited for pulling. They tend to have short backs with very powerful hindquarters, again best suited for the purpose of pulling. Additionally, the draft breeds usually have heavy bone, and a good deal of feathering on their lower legs. Many have a straight profile or "Roman nose" (a convex profile). Draft breeds range from approximately 16 hands high to 19hh and from 1,400 to 2,000 lb (910 kg).
However, I would certainly not take the Webster as a source for defining what a draft horse is. Especially since a draft breed can (and does) produce horses that do not meet Websters definition. I've seen Percherons that are not 16 hands (15.3 is not 16 hands) and certainly not 1600 lbs. As for the "approximately 16 hands high to 19hh and from 1,400 to 2,000 lb".....I know non draft horses that are over 16hh and 1,400 lbs, but it doesn't make them a draft.
Wheter the Gypsy Varner is a draft or not, your definition on "draft" breeds will need to be better than something you pulled out of a dictionary since there well know and recognize "draft" breeds which have many animals that do not meet what Webster says. E.g. The Baroque style of Frisian is considered to be a light draft and the height and weight range dips below that give by Webster.