Monty's stiches are out, and he is healing VERY well. Keeping fingers crossed that he will heal with no scar. He was turned back out in the pasture after being stalled during the duration of his recovery (with hand walks) and boy was he happy to explode into the pasture bucking and farting and tearing the place up!
The vet officially pronounced him finally at a good healthy weight, perhaps even a touch chubby and hay-bellied. He still looks too slim to me, but I'm used to my big fat draft crosses, and Monty is built on a narrow, arab-like frame so he will always look slim in comparison.
Also trimmed his feet again the day before yesterday and I wish I had gotten pictures. His feet are now PERFECT. Beautiful, completely healthy little feet. And he no longer fights and rears at ALL to have them trimmed, he stands quietly and calmly to have them done. I'm still surprised they have gotten strong and healthy so quickly, where Freyja and Claymore's hoof rehab is so much slower going, but I guess it makes sense - Monty's only hoof issue was neglect. He didn't have anything else going on, or any other "problems" with his feet. I'll try to get some updated pictures of him today!