I agree that tools in the right hands are just tools :] I wouldn't say that I would never use draw reins again but I am gonna have a hard time getting used to them. They are very different to ride in. She gets better and better with each ride so I am sure with lots of work on getting to know each other things will go well with just my seat and reins :] We shall see.
I am extremely lucky to be riding her, it is a great opportunity and I advise anyone that gets an opportunity to ride a draft to do it. It is so much different, but really fun!