The new swing is a blast, but it was a challenge to hang -- the whole family had to get involved. The trees in our backyard are pretty tall, so the hardest part was getting the rope over the INTENDED limb. There were rope burns and flying rocks that almost hit the dog. There were near falls resulting from tipsy throws atop a step ladder. One of our intended limbs cracked as soon as weight was applied and another proved itself to be too close to the trunk. After 2 hours of pitches and pulleys, we finally got it hinged.
As much as we love it, our beloved horsey swing will never be put out to pasture.