I have bought 3 horses sight unseen. I will never do it again. I love each of them, but none were what they were marketed as.
Romance was advertised as an in foal mare with a history of doing pony club. She turned out not to be in foal and I have a strong suspicion she has never had a saddle on her back before coming to us.
Nippa was advertised as an awesome little pony that hadn't been broken in properly, but had packed around kids bareback (:roll:). What I got was a nervous wreck who couldn't be caught and gets even more nervous when children are around.
Trojan was advertised as a calm, mellow boy ready to be broken in, previous injury, but declared sound by multiple vets. He arrived high strung and freaked out. He appeared to have a history of abuse as well. We also discovered that he was completely unsound on the leg we were told was sound and also had a spinal injury. Both were deteriorating rapidly. We had to put him to sleep.
Now I can not imagine my life without having any of these horses in it, but I have also learnt my lesson.