However, she has done amazingly well, going from being worried about our slopes and free-ranging livestock to tackling the steep slopes of the hills behind us - both up and down - and herding cattle into the bargain! We like our rehab owners to have a sense of achievement when they go back home :-)
The comparisons of his feet in shoes and out give you a clue as to why his proprioception is now so much better!
One nice fringe benefit of coming out of shoes is that a toe crack, which Paddy has had for many years, is starting to close up, probably because his weight is no longer loaded so heavily on the hoof wall.
It was only a superficial problem which didn't really bother him but it will be interesting if it disappears now his caudal hoof is stronger. The other interesting thing from these photos is just how mcuh his feet have grown in just over 4 weeks - look at the horizontal crack, which was in the top third of his hoof in shoes - way to go Paddy!
And here is his footage - a massive improvement.