My gelding has a VERY thick tail...which is nice when it isn't tangled! I've tried many products over the years but the only thing that's really saved me any grooming time is keeping it braided all the time. I don't like "ripping" through it with a comb because it makes it frizzy and damages the hair. If I brush it through fully (which takes forever) it will be all knotted by the next morning. A few tangles to brush out is to be expected but I would like to save myself a little time and be able to keep his tail natural more often.