The old saying is quite correct-if it sounds too good to be true it probably isn't. Google is your friend when looking up any horse for sale ads online. Google the phone number listed and/or the email-if you get a bunch of results for the same ad in many states your know you're dealing with a scam. I recently found one that was reasonable sounding, not your average "well broken gran prix trained Friesian for $1000" it was more credible, a QH trail horse for $875 but the ad sounded a little too good to be true. Google the contact number and that same QH is for sale in 15 different states (roll eyes)
We grow too soon old, and too late smart.