I think this is more the style used for hacking around as others posted.
And it is a wonderful saddle, and if tree is all right, and size fits you, I predict you will enjoy it very much. This saddlemaker was much sought after.
Saddleseat saddles have fuller skirts and did even way back.
And Lonnie Hayden saddles is what they were called, the cutbacks I am talking about here, before he had one made, they were straight pommel.