since getting my mares (it's only been 3 or 4 weeks now) I've go to the barn once a day. We (my daughter and I) ready their stalls (muck, fresh water,grain) then we go to the field to bring them in. After they eat their grain we get them out and bring them to the cross ties (one at a time). We start with the curry brush, then hard brush, then smooth. We also do the mane and tail. We use Mane & Tail on the tail, the manes are short so we don't have to use anything there. We use fly spray, as needed, baby wipes as needed and hooves too, in no particular order. We are both working on a mare at the same time, and are pretty effiecient but we are taking extra time with each of them to get them used to us working with them. The previous owner has been by the barn and said they looked better than they ever did with her. haha It takes us about an hour to do them both, that includes feeding, mucking, leading them from the field and taking them back to the field. I also feed treats to Wille, he's a twenty year old goat at the barn, and Zorro a mini donkey while I am there. They aren't mine but the barn owners. We have become quite attached to all the critters at the barn.