It has been said that"draft horses are born to work". When I watch Nickel"working" I can see focus, drive and I would venture to say even a look of pride.
I think draft horse, at least Belgians are born with the tools they need to be work horses. But farming with a draft horse takes time , and commitment. I think the more you work with a horse the better both you and the horse become. We have started Charm under harness, fitting the harness to his growing frame and "long lining him" .