Riding a Mechanical Bull & the “No Buck” policy

We have heard way too many “horror” stories from people that got on a mechanical bull where the operator was a jerk and threw them before they were even seated.   Or, of course there are the stories of the operators that do this to the guys and slow the bull WAY DOWN for the girls.  Either way, the rider had a horrible experience, and we just don’t understand this type of mechanical bull operation.  THESE OPERATORS ARE NOT PART OF THE MECHANICAL BULL ASSOCIATION.  This type of mechanical bull operation just doesn’t fly with us.




At the Mechanical Bull Association we feel that the rider’s experience and safety are the most important elements.  We want people to stay on the mechanical bull and look good doing it.  For this reason, the Mechanical Bull Association has a NO THROW policy.  This means that we don’t throw you off the minute you get on, or try to intentionally throw you off before you can have the experience of the ride.  People do get bucked off the bull, but it is in a controlled and safe environment.  Rider safety, along with the experience, are the utmost objectives of a mechanical bull operator.


We found that the safest ride is one that comes with an education, so operators provide safety and riding tips.  A rider that acquires knowledge and experiences a fun, safe ride will return to ride again.


Interested in renting a mechanical bull for an event or have any mechanical bull questions?  

Call us at 1-800-279-8365.

How to Ride a Mechanical Bull: Five Quick Tips Before This Weekend!

How to Ride a Mechanical Bull: Five Quick Tips Before This Weekend!


You don’t need 100 different stories, thoughts, and tips floating in your head from all of your friends that got on a mechanical bull once in a bar, as you grab a mechanical bull’s strap with a sweaty hand waiting to see what kind of a ride you are going to get from an operator you don’t know from Adam.


At the Mechanical Bull Association, we understand this situation.  For this reason and more, we have compiled 5 basic tips to help you look like you know what you are doing when riding a mechanical bull and look good doing it.



1.  Hold the padded strap with one hand while using your free DOMINANT hand (that’s the one you write with) in the air to balance.

2.  Move your legs forward and squeeze with your lower body.  Relax the upper body.

3.  Watch the head of the mechanical bull to indicate directional changes and maintain balance.  Do not smile at your friends when the bull is moving.  Just watch the head of the mechanical bull.

4. Lean back when the bull head moves down and forward when the bull head moves upward.  A good operator will give you a chance to practice a bit before speeding up the mechanical bull.

5. If you are concerned at any time, say, “STOP,” or use an extended arm with flat hand, the international signal for “stop,” to communicate to the operator that you are ready for the ride to end.  You may want to make sure the operator knows the signal before you start.

Have a great time, ask your friends to take pictures

 and share them on social media!

Spread the word, MECHANICAL BULLS are fun

and you can look great riding them!

 Call 1-800-279-8365 if you have any mechanical bull questions