Yep. You will get more result by "pushing " against the eye, or I use the nostril . I focus on the nostril that is nearest to me, and push the air against it with my tapping fingers, if horse does not move , he will get fingers tapping into his jaw, or nose. Exact point does not matter.
However, the horse needs to be thinking in the direction you want him to go, and you can help him start thinking out that way with the lead rope, a few tugs off in the direction you want him to step, off to the side.
Backing him up one or two steps first, then kind of using the horse's rocked back position to your advantage (his weight will be on his hind legs leaving the fore legs lighter and mroe able to step over)
Remember , that for the hrose to step to the right , sideways, he must put his weight on the left front leg, so he can move the right front leg out and over.
Her is my dorky video. I am NOT a trainer and this is not the whole story, but you might get a kick out of this. It might not be that effective on a hrose that is dull to the cues, but I post it to show you ONE be aware that he must be weighted on one foot to allow him to move the other. And TWO, use the rope to 'suggest' to him the direction that you want him to move.
It's a silly homemade movie and may or may not offer any help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNR...=TLJ65_VfHsb4M