A HORSE called Sally turned back the clock at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The large Dales horse was called in to help staff at the West Bretton park carry out essential forestry work.
The staff, in collaboration with the Forestry Commission, are doing woodland thinning work on Oxley Bank for two weeks, to help maintain the small woodland.
The work is part of an estate-wide tree and woodland management plan, contributing to the sculpture park's extensive landscape restoration and enhancement programme.
A park spokesman said: "An exciting part of this work is the use of horses for extracting all the felled timber. This is the most environmentally- friendly way to extract timber, as horses do not damage the ground.
"It is also an echo of the past, as all tree management would have used horses as recently as the late 1940s," he added.
"The work is taking place in a previously neglected beech plantation and will include the selective felling of failed and failing specimens only.
"This will give the remaining trees more room and allow light into the woodland. This will aid natural regeneration of new trees and lower level flora."
Much of the timber taken out during the operation will be re-used at the park in various ways. Also, animal habitats will be created.
Some new planting of mixed species will also take place, to improve the area further.