Verne Troyer Gets on His High Horse

1/4/2013 4:00 AM PST

Who knew ... Mini-Me has a little cowboy in him too.

While filming a segment for some Austrian TV show in L.A. this week, "Austin Powers" star Verne Troyer rode off into the sunset astride his mighty steed ... an adorable little pony.

You can't really tell from the photo, but the pony's only about 4 feet tall. Meanwhile, the 44-year-old actor stands at just 2 feet 8 inches, making him one of the shortest men in the world.

The more you know ... of course, of course.