An incredible video has been posted online which shows the moment a string of ponies dramatically rescues a Belgian couple from a rampaging wild boar.

In the amateur footage posted on to social media, the couple are filming the ponies by a country road believed to be in Belgium when a boar suddenly emerges. At first, the distressed animal tries to break through the fence, but when that fails he spins around and charges straight towards the camera.

The couple scream out as the boar approaches only for two ponies to intervene and chase the boar away across the surrounding fields. The video has gone viral since being posted on 10 March, racking up over 1.5 million views on YouTube.