Blue is going well - he had his longest hack out so far, yesterday, which took us for an hour and a half mostly down the lanes. He went on the verges for part of the way but was trotting happily on the road - nice smooth tarmac, which he found comfortable even though it will take lots of work before his digital cushion is shock-absorbing as effectively as it should be.
He is going home in a couple of weeks, so its good to have got him to this stage. He also coped very well with an extremely stony stretch of lane - not too far, probably only a few hundred yards, but although he didn't enjoy it, he went steadily and carefully.
Angel is doing regular canter work now, and I am wondering whether his hooves will be good enough by July for him to be my RideBare horse, on our epic trek. Only time will tell - fingers crossed!