This incredible video shows Britain’s largest wild pony herd – stampeding across a moorland.
Crowds gathered to watch as the massive herd was moved on Exmoor in Devon.
Dawn Westcott, 52, captured the crossing on film and said some people in the crowd were brought to tears by the sight.
The video was captured as the massive herd of around 100 ponies traveled across Brendon Common, passing through Lancombe Crossing on Exmoor, Devon.
Dawn, co-founder of the Exmoor Pony Project, said: “Brendon Common is one of the largest and wildest moorlands of Exmoor National Park.
“The ponies are truly semi-feral and have to be tough and robust to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions and terrain.
“The video shows the Tippbarlake Exmoor pony herd which is the largest Exmoor pony herd in the world.
“The herd were gathered and people came to watch them being brought across the water.
“It’s absolutely spectacular, seeing those ponies thundering down the hill – It’s so emotional to see that herd in one group like that.
“People get quite choked up watching them because people are very passionate about Exmoor ponies.
“To see a herd like that moves people enormously.”
The video was captured on Monday, August 6, as the herd were gathered so the DNA of mares and foals could be recorded.
Dawn continued: “One of the reasons for gathering moorland herds in August is to give the breed society more time to try and identify mares and foals from their DNA profiles in their database.
“The Tippbarlake herd contains some of the oldest and consistently semi-feral bloodlines and safeguarding their future is a passion shared by the whole family.
“Many foals from last year are still without parentage verification and proper passports so we hope better results can be achieved this year.”