I spray a moisturizer/detangler on my mare's mane and tail daily and finger comb out the tangles. I use either Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer, which is made for horses, or Infusium leave in treatment, which is made for humans. Both are relatively inexpensive and don't need to be rinsed out. I apply these while she's eating so it doesn't really add any additional time to my daily routine. I also wash and deep condition both mane and tail about every other week in the spring,summer, and fall. When it's muddy I keep her tail braided and bagged to keep it cleaner and tangle free.