I thought you said he comes when you call him?
Anyways. About the last post:
1) That's pretty common among boarding pastures. ALL of the horses want to come in. You just shoo them away. (I kind of think it's funny myself, when I go get Clem. As I walk her to the barn and we get noticed, we gain a hugely sizeable following).
2) If he's thirsty, he'll drink. He might prefer something else, but if it comes down to it he will drink.
3) All day turnout would help build up resistance against sensitive feet.
4) None of us are telling you you're a terrible horse owner. It just seems that, if 24 hour turnout would fix his issues, you should let him have 24 hour turnout. Your reasons he's on stall board still seem like things that are easily fixed once outside. And okay, so he needs the probiotic - you said you're out there every day anyways, give it to him then. Ask the barn owner to. Wouldn't be too hard I'd think.
Most of us are just getting worked up over the fact that everyone on the thread, with dozens more years of horse experience, are telling you exactly how to stop your cribbing horse, as well as possibly fix a few of his other issues. And it sounds like you don't want to do that because of convenience. I don't see any reason that, even if you don't think it could work, you couldn't try it. Walking to go get him or having to go feed his probiotic is nothing compared to a happy healthy pony.
He does come to me! But so does every other horse! Which is hard for little 5 foot me to get Ben out of the pasture when 45 other horses want out to! I try to get them to go away but they really dont care, at feeding time I have almost been ran over on several occasions. Most of the horses there dont care and will run right over the top of you to get food.
His hoofs are not getting any better, the tenderness is actually getting worse.
You guys will not believe me on this but I know this horse very well, I am almost to 4 years of owning him. He is not a 24/7 turn out kind of horse. Every time I ask people who know him well about turning him out 24/7 they just laugh at me. Because when it is 40 degrees, windy, and he does not have a blanket on, he is shivering under a tree. 45 and raining? Shivering under a tree. At my old barn they would have to force him to outside if it was below 30 or about 80. The old BO said she once fought with him for 20 min to go outside because it was cold. At my old barn the BO could see his pasture from her house and she said she always felt so bad for him. She said it would be about 40 and windy and if he didnt have a blanket on he would have his butt to the wind, standing in the same place all day long, while other horses are bucking and having a ball.
I understand people have WAY more years on me, but if people would go back to my original post I did not ask help about what I was doing wrong for the care of my horse, I asked for home remedies for yucky tasting stuff that I could put on his stall to lessen the cribbing when he is inside.