Hubby and I are going to look at a Shetland/Miniature cross tomorrow, and hopefully she'll be coming home with us!She is 7 years old and 11 hands. She is rideable, and I guess the womans children rode her, but my son is 10 years old. Is 11 hands too small for him to ride? She is 400 lbs., and quite a stout looking girl, but we were really looking to buy a Shetland because I had one when I was a child, and I adore them, but if that is large enough for him to ride (can't remember how many hands my Shetland was, but I rode him until I was around 12) that would be great. Please let me know what everyone thinks :0) and I'll post tomorrow if we get her!