James Dobson injured in fall from horse


James Dobson, who founded Focus on the Family and now broadcasts his own “Family Talk” radio show, suffered numerous broken bones September 10th in a fall from a horse. Dobson is 75.

“At the end of an incredibly busy spring and summer, Dr. and Mrs. Dobson have been able to spend a few days away from the office. While enjoying fellowship with friends in Montana, Dr. Dobson took a fall while horseback riding. He suffered a fractured clavicle, a fractured scapula and several broken ribs. He is in good spirits. Please pray for a speedy recovery for Dr. Dobson,” Family Talk announced on its website.

Dobson’s daughter, Danae Dobson, later wrote that hospital tests found no internal bleeding and that her father would return home to Colorado Springs in a few more days.

James Dobson founded Focus on the Family in 1977 and grew its coverage from a handful of stations to more than 3,000 in North America, plus others worldwide. He ended his affiliation with Focus on the Family in February 2010, but began his new program, “Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson” three months later.