Learn how to ride the mechanical bull at Tamworth Country Music Festival

Trials and tribulations of mechanical bull riding. Photos: BEN JAFFREY
Trials and tribulations of mechanical bull riding. Photos: BEN JAFFREY

Riding a mechanical bull can be disheartening.

The bull can own many attempts and  sometimes can defeat the average rider.

Brave volunteer and Northern Daily Leader deputy editor Ella Smith, put up her hand to discover the tips and tricks of how to conquer the mechanical bull, and she almost got there...almost. 

See some hints and tricks from Bull Expert Wayne and then catch Ella’s attempt on the bull. 

Wayne suggests wannabe mechanical bull conquers hold on tight with their knees and heels and roll their hips in the opposite direction to the bull. 

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“You can also put your hand in the air if you want a little extra balance,” Wayne said. 

See photos of how Ella’s attempt went in the gallery below.