I usually give my horse a quick 15-20 minute groom before I ride, then after I cool him out and spend at least an hour and a half with him, just checking every part of him, making sure everything is nice and clean..
I usually give him a massage too, that takes a little longer but he loves it so I don't mind :) I love grooming my horse though, just because he is always so interested in what I'm doing so I feel like we have a good conversation :)
Yes .. I talk to my horse like its a human .. Almost all the time .. I'm very vocal with him, I like when he knows my voice