I am experimenting on my horses and using different products to see what works best. Both of our mares, a ssh and a twh, both have long and curly manes. If they don't get brushed their manes turn into spiral curls and they knot extremely easy. Well, shapleys hi gloss is one of the new things I bought today and it was crazy at how well this works as a detangler. I always put a leave in human hair conditioner on my horses, let it dry and then use a detangles. All I had to do was run my finger threw my twh's mane and all the knots came out. Rains mane is about 18" long and it knots up easy but this worked so good!