He's not 100% sound at the trot (8 m circle, hard ground), but given how much trotting and cantering he's been doing on his own, the vet reassessed him and said he's looking good enough to start getting a bit of exercise.
We went off on a one-mile walk the other night, and man, was it ever good to be up on him again. I'm grateful to be able to ride Taran and Brego, of course, but there's nothing like a Paddy.
Because who doesn't ride their horse who has been off for a month in a halter and lead down the street at dusk? With no stirrups either, because I was too lazy to put them on my saddle. I did wear a helmet though - what do you think I am, crazy?