Sure, she could be mule headed, and sometimes she was moody, but was she that bad?
The average height of a mule is 122 hands.
The mule lurched forward and the others followed, jerking the wagon into action.
It was barely enough to water a mule at a time.
Saddle a mule for each person; pack all the supplies you might need on the extra mules and burn the rest of the supplies.