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.