"Recent assertions of lax attitudes or negligence could not be further from the truth."
Ultimately, they chalked the whole fiasco up to bad luck.
"While we maintained the highest safety standards possible accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won't in the future."
The show, which found favor with critics, had been performing poorly, even by premium cable standards, prior to today's cancellation. Recent episodes struggled to reach 500,000 viewers.
The season one (and now series) finale will air Sunday, March 25.
After that, if you want to see horses die, you'll have to do it in your dreams.