Foremost - I am sorry you had a bad experience. Just one can really put a bad taste in someones mouth for the hobby. Coming to Blab is one way to protect yourself. But there are others! There is a plethora of transaction feedback out there. Sometimes people don't post about it, so you can ask on this forum as well. A good rule to live by is, if no one has any feedback, or nothing but questionable feedback - don't do business with that person. No matter how badly you want that horse. You'll be safer for it.

You can also join and post your experience to MHHR so others not on Blab can stay away from this person. Be sure to post their full name, city and state, and e-mail/ebay id, ect. Whatever way they contacted you.