I thought about that 5 for Temperament thing as well. But a friend once told me that people list a 5 because "anything can happen." A tractor backfiring could spook a #2 horse and sellers don't want to get caught having to explain something. I don't know if that's true though.
But your answer, iridehorses, is exactly what I was curious about. 500 bucks is a great price. But when the seller said he wasn't gelded and would need to be updated for shots, I thought, "hey wait a second." 500 bucks seems like a good price for a no-name, not broke 14 month old, that wouldn't fetch anything as stud. But when she said he needed shots I thought to myself, has he seen a vet, well, ever??
But like, FranknBeans said, he is such a lovely cross. He looks to have a sturdy build and I found that face, though blurry, intriguing. No ad as spoke to me in that way before. But, I don't want to buy a medical nightmare either.
I might contact the seller and ask for more pictures. Ad says he would make a good dressage horse, and if his conformation says the same thing, I will look into him further.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man." ~ Sir Winston Churchill