Gads, I get SO SICK of hearing 'the stallion got out and it was an accidental breeding' crap!
Just how much effort does it take to call a vet and have a mare ultrasounded and either flushed or pinched?
That whole 'accidental' excuse is lame and stinks like 3 day old fish! The only ones who use it are cheap, irresponsible people who can't be bothered to call a vet or contain their animals properly.
How old are you, anyway?
If your ex is a 'local businessman', I guess you can't be 12 y/o. With your writing style and hot headedness though, it makes it difficult to imagine you being an adult.
The fact is that BOTH of you are in the wrong. YOU for deciding that HIS horse should carry an unwanted, unlooked for foal to term, and him for taking the horse and running.
You SAY the deposit was returned, but did he accept it? If he didn't take possession of the money, and I hope it was in the form of a check and not just cash left on his doorstep, then he didn't
agree that the horse was no longer for sale.
If it was all a verbal agreement, as mls said, it's just a he said/she said scenario, which is why the police won't get involved. It's a civil matter.
You come on here boo-hooing and looking for sympathy, yet you're just as culpable in this whole sordid mess as he is.
I feel sorry for the horse. None of you are responsible or mature enough to take proper care of one.