Phantomcolt, that's a very good question, and should be asked of the farrier that advised putting the shoes on. If he is as awesome as you believe, he will be very happy to explain his reasoning.
I have never hesitated to ask my farrier a question, or if I am not sure of why he has advised to do something, I ask why. He loves to educate and takes the time to explain and show what he means. That is the relationship you need with all the care professionals in your horses life.
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".