I SWEAR by this stuff– it has a 1 to 8 ratio and if you put it in a squirt bottle, and just spray the horse down it makes them smooth as anything. Not to mention it has Lanolin in it and smells AMAZING. My horse loves it– and hes a grey hanovarian with lots of grooming needed!
I also use Cowboy magic to get the big spots out, and on his tail I use Ketchup… I said it! Ketchup! it works. and its cheap- finish the wash with some quicksilver and pantene conditioner and he looks like a million bucks.
Hope that helps! (Also I am an OCD horse groomer, so this stuff is my JAM) lol