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Fatherhood, For Beginners is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

With the other ranch hands busy, and Geddes heading in to town, John takes on more work on the ranch.


John finds David Geddes talking to Abe about the amount of work to be done and a lack of ranch hands on duty. Geddes asks John to help his wife and his youngest son Duncan while Abe searches for some missing horses.

Duncan is having trouble taming a horse named Jeremiah. John calms him down easily so Duncan asks for lessons on how to bond with a horse. John agrees but first takes Jeremiah for a ride to let loose some energy. After a lesson in the basics, John is asked by Mrs Geddes to help with a Foaling Mare.

John helps deliver the foal before getting invited up to the house for a drink with Mrs Geddes. He politely declines and returns to the house. Abigail convinces John to take Jack riding with him, on a pony borrowed from Duncan. Father and son go riding down Little Creek River before John challenges his son to a race home.

Gold Medal 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.

Video walkthrough


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Epilogue, Part 1: Pronghorn Ranch
"The Wheel""Simple Pleasures""Farming, For Beginners""Fatherhood, For Beginners""Old Habits""Fatherhood, For Idiots""Jim Milton Rides, Again?""Motherhood""Gainful Employment""The Landowning Classes""Home of the Gentry?"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 2