Like most sports, professional bull riding has many phrases with specific meanings. To help understand the action, here’s a helpful list of definitions to some of the terminology you may hear at a PCB competition
Away from his hand
Riders use the term for when the bull spins in the opposite direction of the rider’s grip hand. For instance, a bull moving left while ridden by a right-hander is said to be moving “away from his hand.”
An important part of the PCB, the barrelman’s responsibility is to entertain the crowd during breaks in the competition. You’ll spot him near a barrel placed in the center of the arena, which serves as a point of safety from the bulls for both the barrelman and the riders.
When a bull rider is thrown from the bull in less than eight seconds, he’s “bucked off” and no points are awarded.