I ALWAYS fully groom my horse. Not the tail everyday, but at LEAST twice a week. I cannot stand dirty horses lol, or at least dirty while I ride. Right now as he's shedding, it goes: shedding blade, rubber curry, and semi hard brush. In the summer: rubber curry, semi hard brush, soft finishing brush, and hooves all year of course, then the mane, and most likely tail. If his tail is really dirty, I wait until it is warm enough to wash it, as it is super hard, and more likely to break hairs if I try and brush it. I love the bonding time, plus I'm weird, and I love to see the hair/mud coming off of him haha. I bring my friends horse in sometimes and brush him when he's shedding, it's so fun to me haha. I never really have time constraints, and I go out every day to at least feed, so even if I don't ride I have time to brush because I can do it while he eats. He's always super shiny from all of it, even in winter. I think it takes me about 20-25 mins in all, but when he starts shedding some days I will go out and spend hours currying lol.