I got some more pictures from this morning, the swelling is pretty much gone, so I didn't cold hose (didn't cold hose yesterday either). I'm continuing to wrap mostly since he seems to enjoy having his rear legs wrapped and he doesn't seem as stiff in the mornings as he usually is when it's this cold out.
This morning I took him out to the pasture through our roadside barways rather than his usual gate to avoid the rough ground, he was actually standing at the gate this morning, and when I opened it his pony buddy took off and he just stood there getting agitated. He actually threw out a buck while we were walking to the pasture, which although I'm happy to see him feeling good, he did get yelled at since he knows better than to buck when he's being led, and he walk the rest of the way perfectly and waited for me to unhook the fences and then rehook them before he was set free. Now I just have to teach our barn kitten that it's NOT ok to start attacking his tail while I'm wrapping his legs, especially since he doesn't like cats as it is, but he did behave. Personally I think he's enjoying all the extra attention he's been getting lately.
Picture from this am: