I purchased my first draft-- a 17hh Clydesdale-- back in September. I have been waiting for him to gain weight before I ride him so we have not done much besides just putzing around behind the barn and the occasional short ride down the road and back (pre hunting season.) He is very basic... No neck reining, no leg pressures/seat cues.. And my question is, did you guys find it harder to teach these things to your draft horse as opposed to a lighter breed?
The reason I ask is I noticed that he is a lot slower than my other horses.. Not stupid, just slower to react and overall reminds me that he is constantly in slow motion! It could be that I am just used to my limber little 'ponies' that could do a 180 in one second flat.
Does your draft neck rein well? Side pass?