Originally Posted by BaileyJo
Oh my! Took me forever to get her into a second gear!
Ideally, you'd get her to slow her tempo down while still covering the same amount of ground. As she gets more balanced and starts stretching into a steady contact, she should begin to loosen up and work more freely through her back, which will help her swing more behind and lengthen her stride. For where you're both at right now, though, I wouldn't worry too much about slowing her tempo down yet - at this stage of the game, forward is key. But with that being said, one of the things you can start thinking about and working on is keeping her tempo steady, down the long sides, through the corners -- everywhere, you should be striving to maintain a steady rhythm.