At last count, there are around 450 Wild Horses Of The Salt River. These horses travel around the lower salt river within the Tonto National Forest in small groups of 20 or so. As these small groups travel on the same trails, they come together at the river. As groups arrive at the river, the males already at the river rush to get between their mares and newly arriving stallions. This photograph is of a stallion racing along the river to get into position.