Sheridan Breaks Fingers In Horse Incident

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February 2, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Actress Nicollette Sheridan is nursing two broken fingers after an accident at a stables near her California home.
The former Desperate Housewives star was leading her horse back to its stall after a ride last month when a loud car horn panicked the beast, causing it to buck and throw Sheridan against a fence, according to the National Enquirer.

Her businessman boyfriend Steve Pate took her to West Hills Hospital, where X-rays showed she had broken bones in her hand.

She was discharged from the medical center after doctors fitted her with a metal splint.

A spokesperson for the actress had yet to comment on the report as WENN went to press.

Sheridan hasn’t had much luck with horses – she was treated for minor injuries a year ago after falling during a ride.