Woodland owners and managers are being urged to take up traditional horse logging.
It was practised for hundreds of years before being replaced by modern technology and equipment.
Cumbria and southern Scotland has seen a resurgence of the traditional method.
Woodland owners, managers and the public are being invited to an open day as part of the Borders Festival of the Horse at Glentress Forest, near Innerleithen, on Saturday 17 May, to see working horses in action.
Iain Laidlaw from the Forestry Commission Scotland says:
_"We are delighted to be working with the horse loggers. The demos are open to all ... to see why modern horse logging is often a viable option for timber harvesting. Rising fuel costs for mechanised harvesting are helping to make bio-fuelled horses even more competitive." _