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FROM OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS KISER ARENA SPECIALISTS True innovators are never satisfied. By Scott Holmes rue innovators are never satisfied with what they have done in the past and remain rest-less as they continue to innovate and change the world in which they live. When it comes to the NRHA and the greater equine world, there are no more restless souls then Bob and Jim Kiser. The enormous impact their arena-footing ex-pertise has had on the sport of Reining is indis-putable. By inventing the Kiser Dragmaster®, designing the Kiser Water Wagon, and distributing Jim and Bob Kiser their products through ABI Equine®, Bob and Jim’s in-fluence has expanded to an international level across most equestrian disciplines. This vast platform has posi-tioned the Kisers to continue to innovate and change the equine world for the better, year after year. Over the last two years, Kiser Arena Spe-cialists have “spread their wings” well outside the world of the NRHA, making the same kind of impact and difference in the Speed Horse and English Equine markets that they’ve made in the reining world. THE KISER SPEEDMASTER T For years, there has only been one “big dog” arena drag for the Speed Horse dis-cipline … until now. The old-style speed horse drags are difficult to use, require a very skilled operator, and have fundamental flaws in their approach to preparing footing for barrel racing and rodeo events. How-ever, when Bob and Jim put their minds to solv-ing arena footing problems something very special happens, and this time it was the design of the new Kiser SpeedMaster. The Kiser SpeedMaster utilizes all of the posi-tives from the old style speed drags and com-pletely fixes all of their shortcomings. The SpeedMaster has one major—and very critical-feature that no other speed drag has: all of the ground engaging components of the SpeedMas-ter are independently adjustable from the frame of the drag. No more raising and lowering the speed drag to grade an arena. The grading blade of the SpeedMaster is hydraulically controlled from the seat of the tractor—simply leave the drag in the ground while grabbing a high spot and dropping it into a low spot. No more wash-board arenas, and no more footing that is six inches too high in one spot and six inches too low in others. Now, anyone who can drive a trac-tor can prepare the ground for the most finicky of horsemen. In addition to the independent grading blade, the adjustable rolling basket creates the same packed result as a spiked roller, without having to chip off the caked-on footing from the drum with a hammer and screwdriver just so it will roll properly. And now, there are two rows of ripping teeth to help eliminate the huge clumps of dry material and the deep ridges that can damage the legs of your horses. In a very short period of time, the merits and advantages of the Kiser SpeedMaster have begun to spread through the professional speed horse market. The SpeedMaster was recently used in the Lance Graves Pro Classic and for the first time ever; there were no complaints about the foot-ing. There’s no doubt that if you are in the speed horse industry a Kiser SpeedMaster is a must for your arena.

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Scott Holmes

KISER ARENA SPECIALISTS

True innovators are never satisfied.
True innovators are never satisfied with what they have done in the past and remain restless as they continue to innovate and change the world in which they live. When it comes to the NRHA and the greater equine world, there are no more restless souls then Bob and Jim Kiser. The enormous impact their arena-footing expertise has had on the sport of Reining is indisputable. By inventing the Kiser Dragmaster®, designing the Kiser Water Wagon, and distributing their products through ABI Equine®, Bob and Jim's influence has expanded to an international level across most equestrian disciplines. This vast platform has positioned the Kisers to continue to innovate and change the equine world for the better, year after year. Over the last two years, Kiser Arena Specialists have "spread their wings" well outside the world of the NRHA, making the same kind of impact and difference in the Speed Horse and English Equine markets that they've made in the reining world.

THE KISER SPEEDMASTER

For years, there has only been one "big dog" arena drag for the Speed Horse discipline … until now. The old-style speed horse drags are difficult to use, require a very skilled operator, and have fundamental flaws in their approach to preparing footing for barrel racing and rodeo events. However, when Bob and Jim put their minds to solving arena footing problems something very special happens, and this time it was the design of the new Kiser SpeedMaster.

The Kiser SpeedMaster utilizes all of the positives from the old style speed drags and completely fixes all of their shortcomings. The SpeedMaster has one major–and very critical-feature that no other speed drag has: all of the ground engaging components of the SpeedMaster are independently adjustable from the frame of the drag. No more raising and lowering the speed drag to grade an arena. The grading blade of the SpeedMaster is hydraulically controlled from the seat of the tractor–simply leave the drag in the ground while grabbing a high spot and dropping it into a low spot. No more washboard arenas, and no more footing that is six inches too high in one spot and six inches too low in others. Now, anyone who can drive a tractor can prepare the ground for the most finicky of horsemen.

In addition to the independent grading blade, the adjustable rolling basket creates the same packed result as a spiked roller, without having to chip off the caked-on footing from the drum with a hammer and screwdriver just so it will roll properly. And now, there are two rows of ripping teeth to help eliminate the huge clumps of dry material and the deep ridges that can damage the legs of your horses.

In a very short period of time, the merits and advantages of the Kiser SpeedMaster have begun to spread through the professional speed horse market. The SpeedMaster was recently used in the Lance Graves Pro Classic and for the first time ever; there were no complaints about the footing. There's no doubt that if you are in the speed horse industry a Kiser SpeedMaster is a must for your arena.

THE KISER REVOLUTION

One of the fastest-growing segments in their Equine footing business is synthetic and artificial additives. The Hunter/Jumper and Dressage disciplines have been screaming for an effective arena drag to properly condition and maintain the blend of sands, oils, felts, microfibers and rubber particles used in many arenas dedicated to those disciplines.

Of course, there are arena drag companies that claim their drags will work in these type of footings, but no one besides Bob and Jim have attacked the unique needs and nuances of the synthetic footing arena. Because Bob and Jim design so many high-end English horse arenas around the world, they've been on the front lines with these horse owners trying to solve the maintenance issues related to synthetic materials. Finally, after two full years of building, scrapping, rebuilding, and re-scrapping prototypes, the Kiser Revolution arena drag has been born.

Unlike any other arena drag on the market today, the Kiser Revolution has a powerful hydraulic drum that spins to blend and level the synthetic footing materials, while the rest of the drag loosens and repacks the footing to the optimal finish for horses and riders.

Every component of the Kiser Revolution is built into a frame equipped with a walking tandem axle, allowing the perfect "positive" depth control not found on any other synthetic arena drag. The Kiser Revolution is the ultimate definition of innovation and forward thinking.

Of course, synthetic footing is not safe or effective in the reining industry, but many people have secondary synthetic round pens or arenas to use for general horsemanship and English disciplines. If that's the case for you or anyone you know, the Kiser Revolution will literally change your arena world.

ARENA CONSULTING ADVANCEMENTS

The arena consulting and project management services from Kiser Arena Specialists are taking on a whole new look for 2014 and beyond. With the addition of synthetic additives and a proprietary moisture management product developed by Bob and Jim, the solutions they can now provide to their consulting clients are nearly endless.

However, the biggest change is yet to come, and that is in the new mobile mixers from Kiser Arena Specialists. Imagine not having to settle for the less-than-best footing materials, but instead getting the best possible footing materials–period. That's exactly what these new portable mixers will allow Bob and Jim to provide. They can now blend any combination of natural or synthetic materials right from the natural products found in your community. Truly engineered footing blends that meet the specifications of Kiser Arena Specialists are available to more people than ever before.

So, when you are in need of a new arena or arena maintenance equipment put the safety and performance of your horses in the hands of true experts. Bob and Jim Kiser are restless innovators who have spent their lives and careers making a real difference in the lives of horse professionals and enthusiasts worldwide, and continue to create truly innovative equipment and footing material for horse people of every discipline.

For more information on Kiser Arena Specialists visit their website at kiserarenaspecialists.com.

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