A friend of mine recently sold her horse through an online listing. An out of state buyer contacted her, interested in the horse, and wanted to pursue purchasing the horse sight unseen. My friend provided all the information he could to the best of her ability and the buyer committed to buying the horse and payed to have it shipped several states away.
The horse was listed as being almost 15 hands. Upon arrival, the buyer contacted him stating the horse was only 14.2 hands. This is the only complaint the buyer's have but they're claiming it's significant enough they won't keep the horse.
My friend is not a professional but tried to be as accurate about the height measurement (and all other information) as she could be but may have mismeasured. The buyer opted not to see the horse in person and chose not to do a prepurchase exam.
Is my friend obligated to buy the horse back? Can the buyer claim false advertisement on a mismeasurement?
Thank you for any feedback or advice!