Luce, he is too warm in the turnout. If he's body-clipped or something, and you want to use a blanket at relatively warm temperatures, don't use a "waterproof" one, as they don't breathe well, and heat/sweat will build up.
I only blanket mine for stormy weather; heavy rain/snow followed by sub-freezing temperatures, or for intense cold, with overnight lows below ~0F/-20C. Even so, I'll sometimes pull their blankets during the day if the sun is out to give their coats a break. Of course, my animals are all pretty shaggy, and when they wear 'em, they wear heavyweight "Winter" blankets.
Blanket "rubs" actually cause visible hair loss, sort of a bald spot, usually at or just above the point of the shoulder. Contrary to popular wisdom, I have found that a _slightly_ loose-fitting blanket rubs less than a snug one, this for critters who are turned out 24/7, and wearing them 24/day, often for several days in a row. I do up the belly and leg straps relatively snug, so they can roll and not get the blanket out of position, and check/adjust them at least twice a day.
Steve Jernigan KG0MB
University of Colorado
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