How awesome! I got to ride a Belgian one time at an annual Draft Horse show where I am from. (Draft Horse Classic for any of you Northern Californians) It was a dreeeeeeeeeeam! I LOVE LOVE LOVE draft horses, but I am afraid of the bill for their care and feed! LOL
Nice job there! Don't be too nervous, there's a lot to hold on to if he starts acting up! lol If you're confident, he'll be confident. You are doing the right thing with baby steps though to get your confidence through the roof!
Love the licking pic too!