Fatherhood, for Beginners

Quest Giver David Geddes
Region Pronghorn Ranch
Reqs Farming, For Beginners
Reward Old Habits

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.


Doctor Milton

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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Story Missions
A Fine Night of Debauchery  ♦  A Fisher of Men  ♦  A Fork in the Road  ♦  A Kind and Benevolent Despot  ♦  A New Future Imagined  ♦  A New Jerusalem  ♦  A Quick Favor for an Old Friend  ♦  A Quiet Time  ♦  A Rage Unleashed  ♦  A Really Big Bastard  ♦  A Short Walk in a Pretty Town  ♦  A Strange Kindness  ♦  Advertising, the New American Art – II  ♦  American Distillation  ♦  American Fathers – II  ♦  American Venom  ♦  Americans at Rest  ♦  An American Pastoral Scene  ♦  An Honest Day's Labors  ♦  An Honest Mistake  ♦  Angelo Bronte, a Man of Honor  ♦  Archeology for Beginners  ♦  Banking, the Old American Art  ♦  Bare Knuckles Friendships  ♦  Blessed are the Meek?  ♦  Blessed are the Peacemakers  ♦  Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern  ♦  Brothers and Sisters, One and All  ♦  Country Pursuits  ♦  Dear Uncle Tacitus  ♦  Do Not Seek Absolution – I  ♦  Do Not Seek Absolution – II  ♦  Eastward Bound  ♦  Enter, Pursued by a Memory  ♦  Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego  ♦  Farming, for Beginners  ♦  Fatherhood and Other Dreams – II  ♦  Fatherhood, for Idiots  ♦  Favored Sons  ♦  Fleeting Joy  ♦  Friends in Very Low Places  ♦  Further Questions of Female Suffrage  ♦  Gainful Employment  ♦  Good, Honest, Snake Oil  ♦  Goodbye, Dear Friend  ♦  Hell Hath No Fury  ♦  Help a Brother Out  ♦  Home Improvement for Beginners  ♦  Home of the Gentry?  ♦  Honor, Amongst Thieves  ♦  Horse Flesh for Dinner  ♦  Horsemen, Apocalypse  ♦  Icarus and Friends  ♦  Jim Milton Rides, Again?  ♦  Just a Social Call  ♦  Magicians for Sport  ♦  Money Lending and Other Sins – III  ♦  Motherhood  ♦  Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow – II  ♦  My Last Boy  ♦  No, No and Thrice, No  ♦  Old Friends  ♦  Old Habits  ♦  Our Best Selves  ♦  Outlaws from the West  ♦  Paradise Mercifully Departed  ♦  Paying a Social Call  ♦  Polite Society, Valentine Style  ♦  Pouring Forth Oil – II  ♦  Pouring Forth Oil – IV  ♦  Preaching Forgiveness as He went  ♦  Red Dead Redemption  ♦  Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten  ♦  Savagery Unleashed  ♦  Simple Pleasures  ♦  Sodom? Back to Gomorrah  ♦  That's Murfee Country  ♦  The Aftermath of Genesis  ♦  The Battle of Shady Belle  ♦  The Bridge to Nowhere  ♦  The Course of True Love – II  ♦  The Course of True Love – III  ♦  The Course of True Love – V  ♦  The Delights of Van Horn  ♦  The Fine Art of Conversation  ♦  The Fine Joys of Tobacco  ♦  The First Shall Be Last  ♦  The Gilded Cage  ♦  The Joys of Civilization  ♦  The King's Son  ♦  The New South  ♦  The Sheep and the Goats  ♦  The Spines of America  ♦  The Tool Box  ♦  The Wheel  ♦  Trying Again  ♦  Uncle's Bad Day  ♦  Urban Pleasures  ♦  Visiting Hours  ♦  We Loved Once and True – III  ♦  Welcome to the New World  ♦  Who is Not without Sin  ♦  Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall  ♦  Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall?

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