I recently took over as webmaster for a company who lost their webmaster on poor terms, so asking him isn't really an option. Some years ago, this company got a new domain name, and for some reason, the webmaster at that time chose to redirect the new domain name to the old one, in order to preserve the link juice of the old domain.
The business owner would like for the new domain to be the "real" one, so that people can see it in the browser, and there is also an unimportant technical reason why I'd like to use the new one as well. What I cannot understand is why the old webmaster would redirect the new domain to the old, instead of redirecting the old domain to the new - in the sense of any obvious good technical reason to do it this way. Is there something I'm missing here, or might I just as well swap the redirects around?
Example domains similar to the real ones, to show what changed:
Old domain: horsetradertimes.com
New domain: buyahorse.com