He has been evaluted, but not entirely thoroughly -- mainly just to tell that he is trained well under saddle and has no serious issues that we know of. He's been in quarantine for 2 or 3 months so the lady who owns the barn where he is staying has been working with him.
I will definitely be back if I have more questions! For now my plan is to look up some good groundwork exercises to do in a few weeks. I'll do that for a while and of course come as often as I can to take care of him, and then wait to ride until we are bonded and we trust each other.
Maybe you're right about not being a draft... He really is not very tall -- I'm 5'4" so I make him look tall in that picture but he isn't -- I know for sure he is around 15 hh. He's just got big legs! In my pictures, to me he either looks scrawny or huge lol.