Do you prefer to buy your ponies thoroughly and properly cleaned, or clean them yourself?
I'm a clean them myself girl, although I'd be having second thoughts if I ever found anything as yucky as bugs in a pony. It's kind of like a welcoming ritual, and I've missed doing it with ponies that have come in gorgeous condition. I don't always behead and bath, but I will if I see even a hint of mold or tail rust. What an appropriate smiley.
The whole several days to dry thing is a bit naff though.