Ailing superstar Madonna is eager to return to horse riding - despite fracturing her collarbone after being thrown from her horse earlier this week (16AUG05).

The singer has been warned by doctors her injuries, which include a broken hand and three cracked ribs, could take three months to heal following her fall on Tuesday as she rode the mare given to her as a 47th birthday present from husband Guy Ritchie.

However the motivated star remains undeterred in pursuing her new-found equestrian passion.

She says, "I am grateful and overwhelmed by everyone's good wishes.

"As soon as the doctors give me the OK, I expect to be right back on a horse and ride again."

Madonna expects to recover in time to promote her new album, CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR, in November (05).