The lauarin that is explained here is the one that has been passed down from generation to generation. This lauarin does not coincide with the one described by Iztueta, which is why we have chosen to use lauarin zaharra (ancient lauarin) to refer here to the lauarin described by Iztueta.
Starting from the initial position, a txingo is performed with the left foot and a half circle is drawn on the ground with the right foot. After the half circle is completed, and then the right foot is away from the left foot, the right foot is touches the floor and is crossed in front of the left foot. This crossing of the feet has to be correctly performed as it is the fundamental part of not only this steps, but of all the different carreras (galloping dances). The feet have to be correctly crossed in order to correctly perform the gallop, spinning gallop and added gallop (lasterkak, lasterka jirakoak and lasterka gehiagotuak). After crossing the left foot in front of the right foot, the dantzari moves the right foot towards the left foot and touches its tip. This is the end of the four movements that make up the lauarin or four whiskers.
In order to complete the second movement, a txingo is performed with the right foot next to the left foot and the movement danced to the right is then danced to the left with the opposite feet. The third movement is identical to the first and the fourth similar to the second, except for the fact that, in the last movement, instead of touching the left foot with the tip of right foot, the heel of the left foot is placed against the right instep on the floor, in other words, the dancer returns to the initial position.
The lauarin or four whiskers is a step where the dancer changes position, as the dancer moves from the spot at the same time that his feet move. He always looks ahead and keeps his body erect and should not sway because of the movement. Even though the lauarin is a single step, it is made up of four movements that have to always be performed from the start to the finish, as they do not have their own entity outside this step.