02 - Back in the Saddle - Fallout: New Vegas wiki

Locations: Goodsprings, Goodsprings Source

Enemies: Gecko


The second of three tutorial quests, Back in the Saddle teaches you how to shoot, aim down sights, crouch, and use V.A.T.S (Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System).


  1. Talk to Sunny Smiles in the Prospector Saloon.
  2. Meet Sunny Smiles behind the Prospector Saloon.
  3. Shoot 3 sarsaparilla bottles outside the Prospector Saloon.
  4. Follow Sunny.
  5. Kill the geckos at the well.
  6. Talk to Sunny Smiles.
  7. Kill the geckos at the other wells.
  8. Talk to Sunny about your reward.


  • Varmint rifle
  • 120 5.56mm rounds
  • 3 purified waters (if you save the Goodsprings settler at the well)
  • Goodsprings fame (if you save the Goodsprings settler at the well)
  • 50 XP
  • 50 caps

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