I could spend all day grooming Sienna
Since I'm older, and of course the weather has been lousy for so long, sometimes I just don't care if I ride. She's ALWAYS dirty, I don't care of there's 2 feet of snow. I do the basics first, curry, use a shedder right now before, then a soft brush for her face then the rest of her, comb out her wild mane and tail, and ALWAYS pick her feet. She's always been barefooted and does really well with it, but I like to keep an eye on her feet all the same. After all that, because it's just the way I do things, then I like to get her massage brush out and do her withers or this one spot on her side. She bobs her head and twists her lips and would be purring if she was a cat. I don't know how much is enough or how long it should take, I just enjoy it and she seems to, though not so much her mane and tail. She's good about letting me comb them all out, but if she's been shaking her head etc. she has tangles and she gets bored because it doesn't particularly feel good. I usually seldom bother after a ride, she hardly ever gets worked so hard she sweats, and she rolls after I brush her anyway.