With 4 to care for & I don't live on property - I groom whomever I'm riding or working - or I can't NOT groom - Is blankets were off for a day or more and now I have to put blankets back on and they are covered in mud, or someone needs some kinda therapeutic treatment. There are few times that I groom just to groom.......I just don't have the time anymore. Sure it happens, but just by luck. Tails are left from October to May - I don't touch them. In the summer they are done before shows & if something is needed in between. Manes are done pretty much the same - though the odd time I may comb a mane out prior to riding. Feet are done with all other grooming unless there's a need to do it more - someone isn't moving right or has had an issue the last few days. TIme depends on how dirty they are. Could be as quick as a 2min brush once a blanket is ripped off to a full on 1 hour + full grooming for a show, or "spring cleaning".