Roy Rogers famous horse Trigger goes under the hammer in New York next week as part of a sale of the cowboy’s possessions.

Trigger’s hide was preserved, after his death aged 33 in 1963, and mounted over a plaster likeness.

He has been the star draw of the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum in Branson Missouri, for many years.

But now Trigger, along with Rogers’ wife Dale Evans’ horse Buttermilk and Bullet, the couple’s German Shepherd dog will be sold by Christie’s at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on 14 July.

The palamino is expected to make around $200,000 (£132,000).

Born on Big Crosby’s ranch, Trigger entertained movie and TV audiences for three decades.

His more than 100 tricks included counting, doing the hula, untying ropes, shooting a gun, knocking on doors and walking on his hind legs.

The sale catalogue can be viewed online at www.christies.com