| Like many little
girls, Patience was "horse crazy" at a very early age. After
owning several horses and taking many lessons, she and her mother,
Kay, found the "perfect horse" for hera half Arabian
mare, Angelia, sired by Aurab. Angelia was a "typey" mare
and Patience and "Annie" were a good pair. Showing at the
Carmel Valley Trail & Saddle Club and doing well there, they moved
on to the Arabian horse show circuit, winning there as well. Finally
in 1972, they entered the U.S. Nationals in Oklahoma City. There were
no Youth or Amateur classes at that time. Patience and Annie were
Top Twenty in Halter and English Pleasure and won the National Championship
in Native Costume.
On their return trip home, tragedy struck. With rain
in the morning, the temperature started dropping and by afternoon,
there was "black ice" on the highways. Somewhere in Kansas,
the truck skidded and the trailer flipped over, popping the roof
open. Somehow, Annie managed to jump out of the trailer and slashed
her neck on the sharp edge of the trailer. She ran down the highway
where she was struck and killed by an oncoming car.
To help Patience get over the loss of her precious
Annie, her mother thought Patience should have another horse. She
leased a mare to breed to AurabAnnie's sire. The prospect
of having a new foal of her very own was very healing and exciting.
After many months of anticipation for the big event,
the foal was finally due. Patience and her mother slept in the stall
and were on hand to see the foal, a colt, being born. What a beauty
he was, with markings that Patience had hoped for. At the tender
age of three days, the mare and baby were put out to pasture which
was surrounded by a hot wire. The baby was curious and checked everything
along the way, especially that "hot" wire. He ran through
the hot wire, not once but three times; hence his name Hi Voltage.
| Patience and her
1972 U.S. National Champion
Half-Arabian Native Costume Horse, Angelia++
The much-anticipated Hi Voltage+/ with his mistress, Patience.
During his life as a show horse, Hi Voltage+/ won
many, many Regional championships as well as numerous National
Top Ten championships. He sired many championsboth Regional
and National. Hi Voltage+/ was a favorite in many parades
as a Side Saddle horse. He participated a number of times
in the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena as Patience's
Side Saddle mount.
Hi Voltage+/ had limited breedings before Patience
and Chris purchased their Glynnsong Farms because he was often
"farmed out" for breedings.
Among his many National Champions and award-winning get are:
- Shock Me - 3 times Working Hunter, Top Ten Hunter
Pleasure, Side Saddle & Show Hack
- Highly Approved - Top Ten Hunter Pleasure, Working
- Hot Legs - 2 Top Tens, Hunter Pleasure, JTR, JOTR
. . . and the following shown below: