You didn't get rude replies, you got honest ones. From people that gave you very good advice I might add.
While we all understand the concept of no money for the vet, we all as horseowners understand that if you can't afford vet, you don't need a horse.
And DRichmond may have been nice about this, and maybe they believe in home rememidies too, but it is more likely that member has years of dealing with horses too, and can assess whether they can treat what is wrong themselves, or if vet needs to be called.
Horses make me a better person.