Originally Posted by iridehorses
Actually the term is "forging". A new farrier, at least a good one, will watch a horse move before starting his work. How can a blacksmith know how to properly trim a horse without knowing how he/she moves and what the horse's job is?
This was my thought too.
It would not surprise me that the BO/BM, or whoever takes the horses out of their stalls for the farrier, does not want to be bothered to do that part and just tells the farrier to trim them.