LATEST: Pop superstar Madonna is recovering at home after breaking several bones in a horse riding accident on her country estate yesterday (16AUG05).

The RAY OF LIGHT singer suffered a broken hand, a broken collar bone and three cracked ribs after falling from a horse she had never ridden before, in the grounds of her Ashcombe House estate on England's Wiltshire-Devon border.

Madonna - who has only been riding for a few months - was celebrating her 47th birthday with husband Guy Ritchie and children LOURDES and ROCCO when the incident happened.

After being discharged from hospital in Salisbury late yesterday (16AUG05) evening, the Kabbalah devotee is now recuperating at home.

The accident is anticipated to delay her forthcoming dance album CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR - which was due to be released in November (05).

Her US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg confirms, "She's walking and talking.

"I don't know if she's going to be hanging from a disco ball anytime soon."