Another horse that taught Christy many lessons of life and riding was Tami Crawford's Grand Prix horse, Dakota (Donnerhall x Finette, Oldenburg). "When I worked for Tami, I was given the opportunity to ride Tami's Grand Prix horse, Dakota. It was intimidating to ride a horse that had accomplished so much. Dakota was no schoolmaster. You had to do it right, or he wouldn't do it. He gave me a seat, and taught me more than any other horse how very important is the seat. When Dakota died in 2006, it was like losing a trusted friend and teacher for me. I owe him so much," Christy said.
Of her current mounts, Christy has a great young Thoroughbred named Coin Toss, affectionately known as Flip (Won Song x Lilly Laredo by Irish Tower). "Flip is my current horse. He has three wonderful gaits and a fantastic mind. I have had him for a year, and I feel like I am just getting to know him. He is a fun horse, but not the easiest ride. As Tami says, 'Flip is like a fine wine. He will be good in his own time.'"