“Ian was very trusting and professional throughout the entire process. I am thrilled with this big, brave Irish Sport Horse! As both a veterinarian and an importer of sport horses, Ian has a keen eye for conformation, athletic ability and brains. He is a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I now regularly send my clients to look at his sale horses as well.”
-Johanna Kremberg, DVM (NY)
"After a bit of bad luck importing a misrepresented Irish horse on my own and trying various unsuitable horses in the US, I saw Ian’s ad for an experienced all-arounder cob and got straight in the car to go try him. In a matter of months, Lorcan has taken me from a timid first-time hunter to first flight and winning our regional hunter trials. He is very clever, extremely brave, and will do anything for me. Everyone wants to buy my “pony” but I could never let him go. Lorcan is a treasure and I am so very grateful to Ian for finding him."
- Caroline Tall (MA)
"Incredible horse we got from Ian Michaels. She is the best horse EVER!! I love her. And he was incredibly thoughtful in helping us choose a horse. My daughter is in heaven."
- Christine Finck (A very happy and thankful mom) (CT)
"I needed to retire my hunt horse of 15 years. I decided to contact Ian Michaels, Equinox Farms, because my friend purchased a wonderful horse from him 8 years ago and is still enjoying that horse today.
Ian's description of Fishstick was spot on. His sweet demeanor and how he would perform in the hunt field. Fishstick is a remarkable horse and just what I need at this point in my life. Ian has a keen eye for a horse's ability and brains.
Ian structured the day in such a way that we had the opportunity to evaluate if Fishstick was the right mount for me. I am so grateful to him for finding Fishtick, a horse of a lifetime!
Ian has an understanding of his horses and a passion for the Irish Horse."
- Mary Milgrom (MA)
"Ian has a sixth sense about matching horse to human. He took the time to understand exactly what I needed and ended up finding me my horse of a lifetime!"
- Julia Clive (MA)
"Great experience! Ian was very good at selecting a few mounts for me to try, all of which fit my job description. I was able to ride out, jump cross country, and hunt before selecting my partner, and she is everything I wanted!"
- Paige DeLeo (NY)
"Working to find my perfect all rounder with Ian at Equinox was quite an enjoyable experience. Benjamin is not only adorable, but one of the sweetest most willing youngsters ever, a real gem."
- Lorrie Abrams (CT)
"Ian was an amazing and careful partner in our search for ‘the perfect horse’ for our 11 year old daughter. Lancelot has proven to be just that elusive ideal: A warm, wonderful, athletic friend for life. "
- Kern Schireson (NY)
"My wife and I drove up to look for one and we came home with two — one for each of us. We will be getting all of our horses from Ian from now on, and I will recommend him to everyone and anyone who is looking."
-Peter and Melanie Hitchen (MD)
"There are some people who used to be called match makers. Ian is this sort of person who has a keen eye for potential and talent in horses and instinct as to whether the match between horse and human would be a good one. Peter, age 3, Welsh Cob, and I have hit it off, and I am a happy and proud owner."
- Lindsay Shea
"Teo is my 4-year old Cob from Ian Michaels. He is the bravest and funniest horse in my stable and has a HUGE fan club in our Hunt Club. At only 4, he has inadvertently become the calming influence for young thoroughbreds being introduced to hounds for the first time."
- Kimber McCreight (MD)
"Ian went above and beyond to find me my perfect matches — both of my hunt horses are from Equinox, and I couldn't be happier!"
- Catherine Gentry (NY)
"Love my Teaz! I’ve looked for years and Ian finally found my perfect hunt horse. Couldn’t be happier."
- Jacqueline Bittner
"Ian was lovely to work with. He was honest about each of the horses and if he thought they would suit what we were looking for. He structured our visit in a way we could get a true sense of each horse's personality. We went to just find a horse for me and ended up with one for my mom as well! Overall a great experience and we couldn’t be happier with Tinder and Eddie."
- Annie Bishop & Juliet Graham (VA)
"Ian, Paul, and Calvin were outstanding hosts during my time trying horses at Equinox. They made me feel at home and ensured it was a fun and safe experience. Ian was honest in his descriptions of the horses and whether they were suitable to my needs. He responded quickly and helped ensure all went smoothly from start to finish. My new horse from Equinox is everything I could've wanted, and more! So happy to have found him and Equinox!"
- Theresa Andare (MI)
"I can’t say enough good things about Ian. He is certainly not your typical horse seller. He was fabulous to buy from. He helped me to feel more comfortable when I was nervous about purchasing, due to past bad experiences, and when my circumstances changed, he took the horse back and issued a full refund. He knew his horses well and represented them honestly."
- Wendy Derby (MA)