Make sure you use your hand to feel the area where the girth goes. Feel all the way under the horse on both sides. Any bit of dirt can irritate once the girth is on. Brush all the way around the head even under the chin. Clean out they eyes ears and clean out the nose if the horse will allow. Those are areas I notice get missed a lot as well as under the belly.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France