Hey I know this is a late reply to your question but I actually didn't see it sorry
Well I have ridden him loads since then and I got to take him out to do a bit of cross country with him and he took off round the field with me and jumped everything so he is back to his normal self lol
Congratulations. I wouldn't be surprised if you have a set back or two with him though. A fright on the blind side will be more frightening now because he will hear it, but not see it. Glad to hear you guys are out there!