Horseluver50, just because the horse has a good attitude does not make it right for a newbie to take on his training. In horses, there is no such thing as "learning together" - someone has to be the expert, the trainer. That is why it takes years for someone to have the ability to understand what the horse is doing and why before he even thinks about it himself. You can't react to the horse, you need to be ahead of him - that comes from experience. You don't get that experience out of trial and error, you get it by learning under a qualified trainer and you do it before you ever get a horse to train.
I'm sure there are many member out there who have done it your way and feel that they did it successfully but I can promise you that it is so far the exception that it shouldn't be considered. Don't let ego get in the way of the proper way to do things. That is the very reason why the majority of horses out there have problems - many of them dangerous. It was improper training and a Draft is not a horse to lose control of.