No, you're not in the minority, but there most certainly are people out there who will take advantage of someone who buys a breeding animal with no PPE and sight unseen. You set yourself up to be taken. While I don't agree with someone trying to cheat you, you didn't do yourself any favors by going blindly into this transaction without any personal recourse. You're at the very least naive.
Plus, why would you even consider
purchasing an animal for breeding without getting a health check first? Breeding animals need to be in the best of health, so you stating you don't CARE about his health but do about his height simply amazes me. Your priorities appear to be severely skewed.