I had to measure Merlin twice this week, as when I did it on Sunday it came up in the 460s, but it was windy and I wasn't 100% certain the tape wasn't twisted, so I remeasured on Tuesday when the wind had gone and he's still in the 450s, so all is well. The grass is growing amazingly fast though, so I've taken him off even the little bit of beet he was still having. That does mean his yeast, magox and linseed have had to stop as well, so he may need to go back on it if his feet need it.
That said, he's going to be getting some help with the grass :o) The Welsh D I mentioned in the last post proved to be an absolute star - we've transferred the money for him to his owner this morning and he'll be arriving on Tuesday :o) He's unshod as well and has been seen by Merlin's farrier who likes him too. Slightly concerned about introducing the two of them, as Merlin doesn't always take well to strange geldings, but there's a small chance they know each other as they've both been stabled at the same livery yard in the past and there may have been some overlap - I'm trying to find out. I've got the field split anyway and will re-energise the electric fence, so if M tries to kick out at him he'll get zapped.