Because I'm such a perfectionist, I always want everything clean and gleaming, tack included. I'm all about the initial impression someone gets.
I give myself about thirty minutes to groom and tack, because I'm just slow, but sometimes time gets cut short. The essentials are really to make sure there's no dirt or sweat in the bridle and saddle area, and the legs if you use boots or wraps, and then their hooves.
I just curry off really well, brush over the back and girth area with a dandy brush. Then a soft brush to sweep off the bridle area on their face. If I have time, then I'll brush out the mane and tail. I can do all that within a fifteen minute range.
Now, if I have time, it's much more detailed.
It goes a little something like, curry, stiff brush, medium brush, then soft brush, pick hooves, brush mane and tail, stretch out the legs, boots on after about five minutes of inspecting everything, saddle on, stretch legs again, wipe over with rag, then bridle, then we're finally ready to go.
"You're just as sane as I am."~Luna Lovegood.