How Safe are Mechanical Bulls?

June 4, 2018

Mechanical bulls are a fun addition to any party or gathering, but many people worry that they are dangerous. But are they actually unsafe?

Part of what may give mechanical bulls a bad name are real-life bull rodeos. If you’ve ever seen one, then you know how scary they can seem. However, a mechanical bull is quite different from a live one.

Let’s look at some reasons why a mechanical bull is a fun and safe addition to any gathering.

Are Mechanical Bulls Safe?


A mechanical bull is essentially a saddle mounted on a motor that recreates the bucking and kicking of a bull. The purpose of riding a mechanical bull is to stay on as long as possible before being thrown.

The bull is controlled by said motor and can be adjusted to any speed, making it suitable for any age or level of physical fitness. The motor can also be stopped with the push of a button, which allows the operator to stop the bull before the rider is thrown.

Surrounding the bull there is a padded floor and walls to prevent any injury should the rider be thrown from the bull. This padding in combination with the fully adjustable speed and intensity of the bull make it a very safe experience.

If you would like to stay on the bull and have it stop before being thrown, ride operators can do that with the touch of a button, but should you choose to be thrown, you can rest easy knowing you’ll land on a fully padded floor.


While the bull mechanism and padded surround are an essential part of the safety of the mechanical bull, the expertise of the bull operator is equally important.

The speed and intensity of the bull ride is completely dependent on the operator, and a good operator have a sense of when the rider has had enough. Experience and training are important parts of making a mechanical bull ride a safe experience for everyone, so finding a company that has experience and training is essential.

Buckin Wild Always Puts Safety First with Our Bulls.

At Buckin Wild we are experts at what we do.

Our mechanical bulls are fine tuned to be as safe as possible, being fully adjustable and fully padded. Our team of experienced operators know how to create a safe and fun environment for everyone, young or old.

If you have specific safety questions, or are in need of a mechanical bull for an upcoming event, give us a call today!

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