Beautiful pictures of full-time horse loggers removing trees from Balmoral in the snow

Beautiful photographs of horse loggers trudging through snow at Balmoral to avoid machines damaging picturesque grounds Simon Lenihan was pictured removing the trees in Crathie, AberdeenshireHorses used in place of large timber machines to minimise soil damagePhotographer Jeff Mitchell: 'It's one of the most beautiful places in the UK' | UPDATED: 21:37 GMT, 12 December 2012 It was a picturesque scene that could easily grace the cover of a Christmas card, as a full-time commercial horse logger was photographed removing Scots Pine trees from in the snow. Simon Lenihan was pictured removing the trees in Crathie, Aberdeenshire, from the Balmoral Estate yesterday with Belgian Ardennes horses Sultan De Le Campagne, 15, and Salome Du Pre Renier, 4.