A few years back, Jo and I wrote articles for Carriage Driving Magazine called "From Hill To Harness". In these articles, we explained how we, at Thordale Stud, trained Shetland ponies taken from the wild to eventually pull a cart, either in pairs or in singles.
I will see if I can locate them, put them into a PDF form for download and you can read them if you are interested.
Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Trust and Body Language
Part 3 - Lungeing and Voice Commands
Part 4 - Long-reining
Part 5 - Introducing the Cart
Part 6 - Putting To
Part 7 - Putting To and Getting In!
Part 8 - Trotting ...
Part 9 - Controlled Transitions and Gaits
Part 10 - In-hand on the Road
Part 11 - Going Out and About
Part 12 - Good Manners when in CompanyPart 13 - Criticism and Problems
Part 14 - Thinking about Pairs
Part 15 - Training your Pair