Long ago, when I was much younger, I took an instructor seminar with 

Major Anders Lindgren. He told me over and over, “T,T,T young lady, Things, 

Take, Time!!” He, of course, was talking about training horses and the patience 

and fortitude one must have to work with them. You will need time and practice 

to get these little ponies to work for you, but once you get the gist of them, I  

bet you will be able to get your doodle ponies to do anything you want them to- 

Even if your real pony won’t!