"You Can’t Get a Show Pony When You Come from Clydesdale Stock."

I thought I’d share a funny quote with you today. A while ago I was visiting my aunt and uncle. My aunt was nagging her adult daughter about needing to lose some weight. Finally my cousin turned to my aunt and said, “You can’t get a show pony when you come from Clydesdale stock.” I about fell over as it was so funny.

So, over the years I have thought about this statement greatly. We can’t change our genes. I have been tall my whole life. I enjoy it now, but it wasn’t fun being 3 inches taller than the tallest boy all through elementary school and junior high school. Our body shape is greatly determined by our genes. Even when I am in perfect shape, I will never be a size 10. I am 6’1″ and I have had 4 children. I have to fight my genetic composition every day as I come from a family that gains weight easily. I work hard at being healthy. It’s okay if I have hips, in fact I think they are attractive on my body. I enjoy being tall- now. I am so thankful that we finally have wonderful women’s tall clothing choices as that has not always been the case.

Let’s be happy with the bodies we were given. We can accentuate the positive by dressing ourselves in clothes that are figure flattering which sometimes means forgoing the latest trend. I look ridiculous when I follow some of the latest fashion trends- so I work hard at finding classic pieces that look fabulous on my tall stature. By the way I think Clydesdales are beautiful!

About Krista Mayne

Standing in at 6'2" tall, Krista Mayne is the the owner of Tall Clothing Mall, Wasatch Travel and Palm Tree Trips. Life is crazy as a serial blogger. Tall Clothing Mall started in 2006 after she became frustrated with finding tall clothes. She loves to travel and spend times with her husband and 5 children.


  1. I couldn’t have said it better myself! I thoroughly agree that I have to know my body and what looks good on me and not to fret if the latest trends just don’t work with my body type. Love this post. Such a great message!

  2. Thanks for sharing this bit of wit with the tall world. Now we need to get this message to the wide world!