Fatherhood, for Beginners is a Story Mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This is one of the "Main Quests" of the game and players must complete it to advance the Story. Completing Story Missions opens up Stranger Missions as well as additional content throughout the game.
Fatherhood, for Beginners Mission Details
Fatherhood, for Beginners Objectives
- Tire out Jeremiah within 45 seconds
- Feed Jeremiah a treat
- Teach Jack to ride without his horse bucking him off
- Win the race back to Pronghorn Ranch
Fatherhood, for Beginners Related Characters
Fatherhood, for Beginners Walkthrough
Horse Instructor Milton
John Martson (you) walks into a quarrel between Abe and David Geddes about some runaway horses. He asks you to help his son, Duncan Geddes, with a horse that is too much for him to handle. Follow Abe until he leaves to deal with the stray horses, then follow the point of interest to Duncan and his horse.
You'll walk into Duncan trying his best to calm Jeremiah, the horse. When you offer your help, he accepts it. Calm Jeremiah as you do with other horses, using the controls provided on the screen. Calm him enough so you can get close enough to pat him. Duncan asks you to teach him how to tame him, and you agree to help just after you take Jeremiah for a ride, to calm him down a bit more.
Drain the horse of its stamina then return to Duncan and let him ride it around in circles. You'll ask him to lend you his pony for Jack Marston to practice horse riding on, and he tells you he'll leave it hitched by your cabin. He also asks you about the potential dangers of the run in you had with the Larmaine Boys. Eventually, Mrs. Geddes will approach you and ask you for help.
When you arrive at the barn she leads you towards, she'll ask if you know much about birthing a horse. Then proceed to teach you how to do it. Follow the instructions on the screen to birth the horse. After you do so, Mrs. Geddes will advance on you but you quickly let her know you are a family man, and she scampers off embarrassed.
At this point, return to the cabin to speak with Abigail Marston. When you arrive, you'll speak to Abigail for a bit before she asks you to take Jack out for a while. Exit the house and you'll find a horse and a pony, which Duncan dropped off, on the left.
Horse Instructor Marston
You tell Jack to get on it and you both ride out to the stream, as you teach him to ride the pony. Along the ride, you can instruct Jack to ride faster, or slower - beware that riding too fast will cause his horse to buck. Eventually you'll suggest to head toward the stream, so follow Jack's lead until you reach it.
You propose a race with Jack to get back to the Ranch, he agrees and you both race back. Whether you win the race or he does, a short cutscene will play showing the outcome of the race and then the mission will end with Jack returning to the cabin.
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