Joe Hancock, Joe Reed, Joe Reed II and Little Joe – the name “Joe” is synonymous with American Quarter Horse stallions. All the Joes were legends in their own right, and Joe Cody was no different. Joe Cody was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995. Learn more about the AQHA Hall of Fame inductees at http://aqha.com/Foundation/Museum/Hall-of-Fame/Hall-of-Fame-Inductees.aspx .
"Rodeo's First Lady," they called her. Born in Nebraska, and youngest of 24 children, Tad began riding almost before she could walk, and by age 13 was earning cash prizes riding wild calves at rodeos in Cody, Wyoming. Tad was the only woman ever to ride a Brahma bull in New York's Madison Square Garden.Tad was Champion All-Around Cowgirl & World Trick Rider. Tad was honored by the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Bill Pickett (about 1920) was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black and Indian descent. Born in the Jenks-Branch community on the Travis County line, he died in 1932, near Ponca City, Oklahoma. Pickett performed from 1905 to 1931 for the Miller brother's 101 Ranch Wild West Show, one of the great shows in the tradition begun by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in 1883. The 101 Ranch Show introduced bulldogging (steer wrestling), an exciting rodeo event invented by Bill Pickett.