For a decade, Tad was known as the world’s best female rodeo performer. The youngest of 24 children, Tad made her professional debut in 1917. She moved to Fort Worth soon after and began touring with Wild West shows. She first competed in trick riding in England. During her career, she collected all of the major trophies and titles available to rodeo cowgirls. She achieved her greatest fame as a fearless and innovative trick rider.