On 11-19-10we wired (per her wishes) Heather Gaffer Mckereghan $3000.00 deposit on a pony she had for sale. It was clearly understood we needed to physically look and approve the pony as a carriage driving partner for our pony.We discussed this with Shawn Mckereghan on 11-19-10 and Heather. WE have documentation to all of this. We were assured if the pony did not meet our needs for whatever reason we would get a full refund. WE were also told by Shawn the wire transfer was in a separate holding account until the transaction was completed. This was a lie according to their bank. The money was put in their personal account.We live in WA state the pony was in Or.It was agreed we had until 11-21-10 to inspect pony. On11-21-10 we started out for Or and were caught in a snow storm and could not get across a Mt. Pass. Heather Mckereghan was in a hurry to sell this pony, claimed she had another buyer waiting to purchase pony. We called her as soon as we got back home 9.30a.m.to let her know we would need to back out of transaction since we could not get to Or in the agreed time frame.We requested she refund out money. She sent us an email on 11-21-10,"I will mail you the check". The pony was sold by 11-27-10 according to the email we received. WE did not get the check until 12-3-10. By 11-30-10 we started calling about our money only to be told by her, "the check is in the mail." When we received the check she had arbitrarily deducted $100.00 for getting the pony ready, gas and the wired transfer pick up she had requested. Nowhere on her website or verbally does she state she charges to get pony ready for buyer.When you take money from someone without their knowledge it is stealing.If a seller ask you to wire money do not do it, you will be at their mercy.If in the market for a pony, check with the national and local clubs. I found out a lot about Heather Mckereghan from the clubs (after the fact) and it was not positive. Buyer Beware.