Okay, so I'm a little confused as to how to train my horse to back up. I've tried the wiggling rope thing and he doesn't move. I've tried twirling the rope--towards his chest-- and he rears. The only thing I've found that works if using my fingers and putting pressure on his chest while saying "back". This works but I'm not sure if this is okay to do as I don't think there is really any cue I am giving him and it does put both of us in a awkward postion. I'm bending underneath--or curved around-- his head.
Totally not sure what do train him to do. Advice greatly needed!