It did come out funny, but I agree with the main points.
1. Hope the horse is okay despite the 5 week time frame since
2. She needs a vet
3. Injuries can be extensive.. never know until you have the vet do tests, etc.
4. It's good practice, and responsible, to call the vet out before waiting this long.
I don't think Lins was flaming the OP, I think Lins was saying "in the future, this is what responsible owners do.." since Lins probably got a feeling the OP may not be familiar with injuries like this.
It -is- amazing the power that clean language has on showing our intentions.