I asked him yesterday he stood there, tentatively tried to walks forward into my hands and when I didn't allow that he just stood there. He then to proceeded to rear, highly, albeit very nice, slow, and balanced. In no way trying to get me off, more, "is this what you wanted?"
He isn't exactly the smartest horse I've ever met, but he's very eager to please. What would you recommend I try? Most of the horses I taught just kind of figure it out themselves, but this guy seems to need a little more help. Would it be worth it to have someone ask from the ground to back up while I sit on his back giving him the cue to back up?