Thanks for the comments and feedback guys, great advice! as allways, and much appreciated.
Decided to leave the head for a while as I was starting to lose sight of what it needed. Needed a break from it I think.
You're right Pony, I'm still none to happy with the area around the eyes, and the eyes themselves. Must get those settings down to a more realistic look! Good tip about the moist area on the eye lid and the folds too Pony, I'll have a go at that soon.
For the moment I'm just starting to paint up his body, although I'm not entirely happy with the uv layout. May need some further adjustment yet. I might post it later and ask for tips if I can't sort it myself.
Btw, Pony, the horse is looking great, looking forward to more texture updates.